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A picture of a Cougar mixed with gears and the words; Cougartech FIRST Team 2228

Members

Captains

Jackson

Team Lead
Xi
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Arielle

Vice Team Lead
Guitar, Viola, FTC

K-9
I've always wanted to be part of a robotics team, so when I heard about this one I had to join

I want to go to a good college for mechanics engineering

Drafting

Joseph

Member
Rock climbing, Nordic, cross country

Xi
Get into college

Nick

Member
Card, board, and video games

Wall-E
I did Lego robotics club in the middle school and when I heard that there was robotics here I was interested

Continue contributing to the team

Timothy

Member
Scouts basketball

Wall-E
Peer pressure

Becoming a business owner

Peter

member
The parade bot
I like CAD and want to do it more

Electrical

Giles

Electrical Subteam Lead
Baymax
I like robots

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Caleb

Member
Being an absolute baller, and skiing

Bender
To make robot go

Survive Spanish 3

Elayna

Member
Theater, soccer

Fender Pinwheeler
Peer pressure from my greatest most wonderful friend ever

Survive

Sydney

Member
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Costa

Member
Bumble Bee
Because I was in Lego First and I enjoyed it so I continued it this year

I have not decided yet

Mechanical

Jubei

Tech Director

Jacob

Member
Skiing, scouts

Xi
Heard of it through Lego robotics

College

Bridgette

Subteam Lead
I am in a lot of clubs and I also enjoy baking from time to time

Perseverance Rover
I had a sibling that was in robotics

Not to die and to go to college

Lita

Subteam Lead
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Alex

Member

Dibyansi

Member

Ethan

Member
Harassing my brother and video games

Terminator
My brother was here

Not a single clue

Gavin

Member
Building things

BB-8
The open house and family

Not 100% sure yet

Sam

Member

Andy

Member
Ingenuity Mars drone
I've always wanted to do robotics ever since going to see a FRC competition in middle school

I want to be a motorsport mechanic

Adrian

Member
Baymax
Ariel recommended it, and it sounded really cool

College

Bryson

Member
R2-D2
My friend Richard Swan said I would be good at mechanical

Go to trade school and work on cars

Abi

Member
Bumble Bee
Robotics has been an interest of mine for a while

Planning on college

Programming

Alex

Member
Troop 10 Boy Scouts, Math Club

Xi
I wanted to get more experience with programming

Possibly RIT for something based around IT

Nix

Subteam Lead
Reading, cosplay, caring for animals, GSA

Debra-bot
Had been part of FIRST for 6 years on FLL and wanted to continue in high school

Prosthetist

Grayson

Member
Tennis, video games, soccer, and DND

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Learn how to code

Richard

Member
Robots we make real time
To make robots and have fun

College

Issac

Member
GladOS How is your day going? Because I'm a potato
Experience with programming

Collage

Safety

Abby

Safety Captain
Unified basketball, safety, and baby-sitting

The claw from Toy Story
Family relations

Finance

Max

Member
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Kaylee

Member
Our robot
I love finance and engineering, and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to combine my passions!

I hope to double-major in Biomedical and Aerospace engineering and minor in finance and business, eventually working to earn my PhD and create innovative products

Media and Design

Keara

Member
Playing the saxophone

Wall-E
The rest of my family does robotics

Tali

Member
I enjoy reading

Grumbot
My brother was on the team, and my friends were going to join

I would like to be a vet

Mady

Member
Play tennis, DnD

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Peer pressure

Marine bioscientist

Website and Social Media

Christopher

Website Manager
I love making JavaScript programs, CSS animations, and most of all, playing video games!

Wall-E
Working on the website and improving my knowledge!

I might take a job in IT!

Lachlan

Social Media Manager
Esports, Valorant, Drone Strikes, logistical strategy games

Skynet
I needed something to get into collage

Student-debt

Luke

Member
GLaDOS (yes I like sarcastic robots)
I am interested in computers, so I wanted to try website design

I am not so sure yet

Technical Mentors

Richard Nashburn

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”

Bob Carter

Mechanical

Dan Farnam

Motors, controls, programming, networking, safety, project management

Scouting, Boy Scouts, hiking & travel.

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

Boy scouts

The Mars rover Opportunity

My children joined the team and I started Mentoring they've graduated (one's an EE and the other is an ME) and I just hang around for the fun

To help students find their life ambition through doing

“The fewer moving parts, the better”

Gary Stottler

Mechanical engineering, car repair

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!”

Jaime Lange

Travel, plan travel, creative stuff

My kids are on the team and I enjoy mentoring FIRST

Jeff Lange

Software

Inspiration

Sharing my experience and joy of development with students

Ken Symons

Mechanical

R2D2

My son joined so I thought I would too

“Simple solutions are the best solutions”

Ken Simpson

I make parts out of one's and zeroes

I'll let you know when I find some

It's Robitics?!

Matt Webster

Pneumatics

I enjoy hiking, camping, canoeing and basically all things outdoors I also collect hobbies including woodcarving, orienteering, crochet etc

My kids were on the team, and I work in the automation industry I love what I do and this just seemed like a great fit that allowed me to spend time with my kids and share my experience with the team

Michael Guglielmo

Electrical, scouting, industrial engineering

Theta

Ralph Arbelo

Information Technology is my area of expertise for the team I assemble field elements and help out where needed

I like to run, hike and hang out with my family

My daughter joined, so I thought I'd help out

Steve Vukosic

Organization, electrical and mechanical background

Spend time with friends and family

My son is on the team, plus I have a general interest in youth programs and I am an Engineer

Tim Heywood

Electrical

Astronomy, hiking, travel

James Webb Space Telescope

My kids on the team

See Alex join the team!!!

Operations Mentors

Bonnie Coddington

Logistics

Scouting BSA

R2D2

Love working with kid 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

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”

Erinn Camp

Balancing the non-STEM side of things

Collect permission slips from team members who don't read due dates

Why WOULDN'T I join this amazing team?!?

Geoffrey Gretton

Decorated ceramics

Support my kid

Julie Farnam

Jarvis

You guys were having too much fun without me

Travel

Larry Roth

Agility training with my Border Collie

A friend of mine is a mentor and he told me about how much fun FIRST was and how rewarding being a mentor is

Sponsors

GM - (General Motors) Xerox LSI Solutions Safran Precise Tool SouthCo Honeoye Falls - Lima, Central School District Ruck Han-Tek Pittsford Federal Credit Union Weiders Stottler Development LLC McQuillen Manufacturing Ralph W. Earl Co. CDS - (Complete Discovery Source) Adaptec Day Automation Wegmans Mindex Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Smidgens blank image