Meet Our Team! – Juniors

Name: Jeremy

Years on team: 3

Sub teams: Build and Pit Crew

Hobbies: Anything robotics/STEM related, Clarinet, Music, Swimming, Building

Future Plans/ Career Goals: Mechanical Engineer

Favorite Memory/Memories about Robotics: During the POWER UP year, our team won the Finger Lakes Regional and received an invitation to the World’s Championship in Detroit. Despite a few setbacks early on during the competition, we all ultimately watched the finals at Ford Field. This experience was quite fulfilling and very fun.

Reason(s) for Joining the Team: I always possessed an interest in building, and I enjoyed Mr. Raymond’s team back in middle school. This team seemed like a good fit for my interests and hobbies.

Goals for this Year: I hope to be able to provide an integral role in the build team and participate more in strategy. Also, I want to train the rookies and underclassmen in some building skills, so that they are prepared for when the upperclassmen graduate.

Name: Ben L

Years on team: 3

Sub teams: Electrical and Programming

Hobbies: Programming, video games, and band

Future Plans/ Career Goals: I’m planning on going to RIT for computer engineering/sciences/software engineering

Favorite Memory/Memories about Robotics: Being able to drive at Ruckus/being “cart boy”

Reason(s) for Joining the Team: I wanted to get better at programming/learn more about various languages

Goals for this Year: to code the robot without robot builder!

Name: Katie

Years on team: 3

Sub teams: Awards, CAD, Public Relations, Scouting, Strategy, Co-President

Hobbies: Percussion, Jazz Band, Exploring the World

Future Plans/ Career Goals: I’m hoping to go to M.I.T to major in chemical engineering or mathematics

Favorite Memory/Memories about Robotics: My favorite memory of robotics is winning the Finger Lakes Regional last year. It took a lot of effort to design OTIS solo last year, and this made all of the hard work worth it. Running onto the field at the end of FLR to be handed our blue banner and metals was so overwhelmingly amazing, I can only hope to repeat that this season.

Reason(s) for Joining the Team: I joined the team to find a community of like-minded individuals who had a passion for science and math like I do.

Goals for this Year: I would love to get back to Worlds this year and to be on the field as the team representative during alliance selections.

Name: Jarrett

Years on team: 1

Sub teams: Build

Hobbies: Gaming, LEGO’s, Swimming

Future Plans/ Career Goals: Engineering

Favorite Memory/Memories about Robotics: How to gather information from other teams and how to build and operate the robot

Reason(s) for Joining the Team: I joined the team because it looks like fun and a great opportunity to improve a hobby I don’t get the opportunity to do a lot.

Goals for this Year: I hope to learn as much as I can so I can help build the robot to the best of my ability.

Name: Alex

Years on team: 2

Sub teams: Build

Hobbies: Robotics, Mountain Biking, Hiking

Future Plans/ Career Goals: I plan on going to college.

Favorite Memory/Memories about Robotics: My favorite memory is going to worlds.

Reason(s) for Joining the Team: I wanted to gain engineering experience and have a lot of fun.

Goals for this Year: To help the team get to worlds this year

Name: Sean

Years on team: 3

Sub teams: Scouting

Hobbies: Working on computers, playing soccer, going fishing.

Future Plans/ Career Goals: To be a computer engineer.

Favorite Memory/Memories about Robotics: My favorite memory has to be Raymond caved and let us go to Ford field and watch the finals of the World Championships.

Reason(s) for Joining the Team: I enjoy working on the scouting team as well as working with all my friends.

Goals for this Year: My plan is to help generate an even better scouting system and go to worlds again.

Name: Luke

Years on team: 3

Sub teams: Build

Hobbies: Sports

Future Plans/ Career Goals: Go to college at R.I.T. or UB

Favorite Memory/Memories about Robotics: My favorite memory is going to the World Championships last year in Detroit.

Reason(s) for Joining the Team: I like to build and it is a very good experience.

Goals for this Year: To learn more about robots

Name: Ian

Years on team: 3

Sub teams: Build

Hobbies: Snowboarding, Disc Golf, Building stuff

Future Plans/ Career Goals: Engineer of some sort

Favorite Memory/Memories about Robotics: Watching our matches from the TV in the pits at worlds.

Reason(s) for Joining the Team: To learn more about technology and prepare myself for my future career.

Goals for this Year: To build a robot that runs like a dream.

Name: Josh

Years on team: 2

Sub teams: CAD

Hobbies: Watching anime, drawing, singing

Future Plans/ Career Goals: video game designer

Favorite Memory/Memories about Robotics: Bringing 3 boxes of Cheez-Its to robotics every day

Reason(s) for Joining the Team: I heard good things about the team.

Goals for this Year: To build a rad robot

Name: Dominic

Years on team: 3

Sub teams: Build

Hobbies: The hobbies that I have outside of Robotics are Varsity Volleyball, Building and Designing, and Experimentation.

Future Plans/ Career Goals: For my future, I want to work in the field of Robotics with majors in Mechanical, Electrical, and Pneumatic Engineering as well as Computer Science. The reason why I want to study in this field is because of my great interest in building a designing. Ever since I was little, I always had a fascination with building and designing, but most specifically towards vehicles and robots. This was made possible when I would use legos and bionicles or wood and notebooks to plan out my designs. I am looking at colleges such as The Rochester Institute of Technology, Niagara County Community College, or The University of Buffalo that can provide me with what I am looking to major in.

Favorite Memory/Memories about Robotics: My favorite memory from Robotics was when we went to Worlds in Detroit, Michigan during the 2018 Season FIRST Power Up. The reason why this was my favorite memory from Robotics is because of all of the positivity, optimism, and energy that was involved at that event. Not only was it that, but it was also the amount of dedication and teamwork that was put into the competition and our robot itself. We put our hearts and soul into our robot doing what we enjoy most as a team that recognizes itself as a big family.

Reason(s) for Joining the Team: The reason why I joined the Robotics team this year is because I want to continue my education and experiences with technology and robotics so that I may further use those experiences and that knowledge in my future when I am studying in College and when I eventually become employed.

Goals for this Year: One of my main goals this year is to become the base driver for the team. Ever since I was a freshman I have always wanted to drive the robot in competitions and just for fun when we are not competing. I understand that driving a robot in competitions under pressure is not an easy task, but I am up for the challenge to do something that I enjoy doing most.