Directors

Aiden

Marketing Director
11
2
Art

Dot
I wanted to try something new and out of the box

To become a graphical designer

Drafting

Morgan

Member
10
2
I do band

Xi
Friends were in robotics, they told me to join. Plus i saw many presentations in middle school

Investigate things that shouldn't be investigated.

Electrical

Sydney

Member
10
1
Soccer, Skiing, 4-H

Xi
I went to a competition last year and really enjoyed it.

Get a job that includes engineering

Mechanical

Samuel

Member
11
1
Cross Country, Nordic, Track & Field

hi
My friends from Cross Country were doing Robotics so i decided to join as well.

World Domination

Michael

Technical Director
12
2
Football, wrestling, track, tacking care of my 19 chickens.

Russ
I want to eventually become an engineer.

Be a naval engineer.

Tucker

Member
11
1
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Simon

Member
11
2
Golf

Chad
My dad wanted me to do something

Existing

Yousef

Member
10
1
Soccer, Basketball and Xbox.

Russ
I would like to major in engineering and i feel like this would get me a feel for it.

Get into my dream college, MIT.

Tyler

Member
10
1
Unified Basketball

Xi
Propaganda

Go to school for excavation

Jacob

Member
9
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Russ
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Jackson

Member
9
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Russ
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Kennis

Member
10
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Russ
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Michael

Member
9
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Russ
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John

Member
9
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Russ
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Ben

Member
10
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Russ
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Parker

Member
10
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Russ
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Bridgette

Member
9
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Russ
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Zach

Member
10
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Russ
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Gina

Member
10
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Russ
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Programming

Justin

Subteam Lead
12
2
Jazz band, Track, Wind ensemble, attempting to program with OpenGL

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I like programming

Produce electronically made music, make a popular game

Safety

Andrew

Team Captain
12
3
young life

Russ
I love technology and wanted to be around other who also did.

Help people with technology. EMCC or RIT, maybe?

Media and Design

Anneliese

Marketing Director
10
1
GSA and Art Club

Russ
I wanted to be on the robotics team because everyone was very nice and it seemed fun.

Go to college

Cameron

Member
10
1
Green Team

Xi
Frirnds & Interest

Graduate High School

Supplementary

Maegan

Member
10
1
Girl Scouts, Chorus, Band, The musical, and Odyssey of the Mind

Xi
It looked fun and some of my other friends were joining too.

Attend college, take an AP class

Website and Social Media

Zaid

Webmaster
10
1
Soccer, Basketball, Scouting for robotics, play video game and have fun with friends

Xi
I like to work with my hand and wanted to learn how to program/practice more and I found out that CougarTech could provide this while being safe.

To become a computer engineer and to enter MIT.

Ben

Member
12
3
Jazz band, graphic design, video games

Mu
I was interested in the marketing of the robotics team.

Freelance graphic designer or concept artist

Technical Mentors

Richard Nashburn

10
Retire and move south.

Working with the students has been incredibly rewarding. Seeing the kids learn new skills and being challenged to think in new ways. I especially enjoy seeing students who do not think that they can perform a task overcoming their doubts.

Dan Farnam

Motors, Controls, Programming, Networking

1
scouting

BB8
The rest of my family were all members so I decided to join in the fun and bring my technical knowledge with me

See my kids grow up and go to college then I can retire and travel

An invaluable step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual

Erik VanBork

Fluid systems, embedded controls, lean manufacturing.

3
Boy scouts

Mars Rover Opportunity
To re-remember everything I've forgotten since college.

To help students find their life ambition through doing.

The fewer moving parts, the better.

Gary Stottler

Mechanical Engineering, Car Repair

5
School Board

R2D2
I love building things and teaching others to build.

Help the team win competitions, see students learn skills and confidence.

Never be afraid to take things apart!

Geoffrey Gretton

8
Birding, Church treasurer.

Beach Beast - Theo Jansen
Support my son.

Capitalize on a recent patent.

If we knew what we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? -Albert Einstein

Jeffrey Zimmer

5
Ultimate Frisbee

TARS
To be a game designer.

Michael Guglielmo

Electrical, Scouting, Industrial Engineering

6
Theta

Richard Versluys

Control systems, servers, SCADA, Black-Belt certified.

3
DATA

Russell Clair

Math Palindromes

7
Fishing Playing trombone

Elbot the Robot
to support my kids involvement

Win a regional and go to nationals with the team.

FIRST provides an awesome opportunity for students to gain valuable skills which will make them attractive to future employers. They have fun working together as well.

Suzanna Marcellus

4
Racquetball, Hiking, Cross Country Skiing

Squirrel (mini bot from Logo Motion)
I was recruited but stayed for the fun.

Survive build season

You never fail until you stop trying. -Albert Einstein

Tim Heywood

3
See Alex join the team!!!

Walter Halfmann

Tool-maker

1
Wall-E
I like to build things and enjoy working with the kids and helping them

Marketing Mentors

Bonnie Coddington

Volleyball official

9
Scouting

R2D2
Love working with kids. After spending 3 years with Legos, I wanted more!

Send my kids to the college of their choice so they can support me in my retirement.

I love working with the kids. I enjoy watching them grow, learn from the experiences, and become young adults with a focus. The biggest reward for me is seeing the students proud and excited with their accomplishments.

Dan Albin

Woodworking, HTML, CSS, ASP, Javascript, .NET, Philosophy

6
Raising children

Claudia tricked me and it sounded like fun

Raise 2 successful women

It's great to see how much can be accomplished when a bunch of high school students get together and work hard. I am constantly impressed with their work effort and level of skill. This program is a great head start for some very bright kids.

Julie Farnam

3
Jarvis
You guys were having too much fun without me, and my kids were on the team

Travel

Lisa Reniff

Helping out!

1
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Wall-E
To see if I can help out.

To go to Worlds!!

"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men." Willie Wonka

Matt Bryant

Accounting, Excel, 80's movies

1
Live music fan, sports, movies

Johnny #5
To encourage students to consider a career in business

Teach more accounting classes

Always reconcile

Sharon Cowburn

Worked In public accounting for over 9 years and then transitioned into the private sector. Worked for Amazon as the Accounting Manager for all subsidiary accounting.

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