Ozzie Konez is a sophomore in the controls subteam. He’s in StormBots because it’s a fun way to fill up his freetime. To him, the hardest part of being on the team is the large commitment it is. If he wasn’t in controls, he’d want to be in programming because he feels he’s somewhat qualified to code. He feels that, while the team will change, its not going to change much besides the changing of members.
We Build More Than Robots
We Build Futures
Through community outreach, partnerships, and recruitment our team 2811 inspires, transforms, and shapes the world around us into a place where innovation, technology, and the sciences are celebrated. As a team we cultivate an environment for growth that extends beyond our team, aiming to engage, inspire, and educate both our team members and members of our community. Our motto, “We build more than robots we build futures,” motivates each student and mentor to strive for a personal best every day. This helps our members develop self-confidence, communication skills, as well as a passion for science and technology that will last throughout their lifetime. This is our vision, this is StormBots.
MENTORS AND PARENTS ARE NEEDED FOR TEAM GROWTH AND SUCCESS
None of what we do would be possible without our mentors and parent volunteers. Mentors give the gifts of their time, life wisdom and professional experience all of which help us grow into mature, responsible and caring adults ourselves. They all come from different career paths, not just engineering but they all bring the same thing: knowledge critical to our team’s functioning and our growth as individuals. They teach us to program. They show us how to build robots. They show us by their example how to plan, organize and lead a project. They give us help when we need it, but never interfere or do things themselves. Without our mentors, this team wouldn’t be able to work and do the things it does. We thank all of our mentors and parent volunteers for the amazing gifts they share with us! What?!?!? You’re not an engineer? NO PROBLEM!! An FRC team needs many different types of assistance, not just technical stuff: we need mentors and parent volunteers who can help write a business plan, design a web site, create a marketing campaign, and more! Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Ethan Wilmington is a sophomore in the controls subteam. He’s in StormBots thanks to seeing the robot at the club presentation and wanting to join and be a part of it. The hardest part of being on the team is keeping up with homework during build season. If he wasn’t in controls, he’d want to be in programming, though it was a tough choice for him between that and functions. The best part of going to competitions is seeing what ideas other people have come up with, meet other people, and make new experiences.
Maia Luther is a junior participating in her third year in both StormBots and the foundations subteam. She’s in StormBots for the opportunity to “expand my horizons and build my skills”. The hardest part of being on the team for her is being around friends who aren’t nearly as excited about StormBots. If Maia wasn’t in foundations, she’d want to be in competitions since, while “were reaching out to the community, they’re reaching out to other teams,” which she thinks is cool.