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Mentor of the Week – Mr. Coulombe

CoulombeWhat do you do on the team?

I run this show.

How long have you been on the team?

8 years.

What’s your favorite part about being on Red Alert?

Watching the students learn and develop throughout the years.

What do you do outside of robotics?

There’s an outside of robotics?! What else have been keeping from me!?!

If you were given a one-minute ad slot during the Super Bowl that you couldn’t sell, what would you fill it with?

Subliminal messages…

If animals could talk, which would be the rudest?

The Honey Badger. Honey Badger don’t care.

Student of the Week – Chase R.

Chase

What grade are you in?

10th grade.

What is your position on the team?

I’m the Drive Train Sub-team Captain.

What have you been working on?

I have been working on designing the frame and gearboxes for the robot.

What is your favorite part of Red Alert?

My favorite part of Red Alert is the reward of the end of the season after working so hard for six weeks.

What are your after graduation plans? College? Major?

I plan on going to college and currently considering informatics.

What would be the coolest animal to scale up to the size of a horse?

A doggo.

What would be your DJ name?

DJ Dangerous Diego.

Student of the Week – Claire K.

ClaireWhat grade are you in?

I am a sophomore.

What is your position on the team?

I am the assistant captain of Drive Team.

What have you been working on?

Currently, we are working on building the frame. It requires a lot of milling.

What is your favorite part of Red Alert?

My favorite part of red alert is the competitions, they’re really fun and include a lot of team bonding.

What are your after graduation plans? College? Major?

After high school, I want to go to Purdue for engineering.

If you owned a food truck, what would you name it?

If I owned a food truck I would name it Sid because it just sounds like a food truck’s name.

What are you currently binging on Netflix?

Well, it is build season so I don’t currently have the time.

Mentor of the Week – Mr. Schmoll

SchmollWhat do you do on the team?

I help students with various tasks from cutting various materials on different pieces of equipment as well as help with building field components for the current seasons game.

How long have you been on the team?

I have been with FRC for 5 seasons.

What’s your favorite part about being on Red Alert?

Watching students design and build a robot in 6 weeks.

What do you do outside of robotics?

I spend time with family, go fishing, and go to the movies.

If you could dump 10,000 hours of experience into anything, what would it be?

Building Star Wars Robots.

If you owned a yacht what would its name be?

Odie’s Shadow, after my dogs.

Mentor of the Week – Mr. Miller

IMG_20180120_130900What do you do on the team?

I’m a programming mentor.

How long have you been on the team?

Since 2007, so 11 years.

What’s your favorite part about being on Red Alert?

Facing the new and exciting challenges with the rest of the team each year.

What do you do outside of robotics?

Hang out with friends and family, work on personal and open-source programming projects , and play video games.

If you could live in any time period past, present, or future, what time period would it be? Why?

I’d like to live in the year 10,000, just to see what it will be like.

Is sand called sand because it’s between the sea and the land? Explain your thoughts.

I don’t like sand. It’s coarse, and rough, and irritating, and it gets everywhere.