Team 8787

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Sara Graham

  • Years in club: 3 years
  • Job in club: Engineering Notebook
  • Experience- Job and STEM related: Concepts of Engineering, Robotics 1-2, and basics throughout robotic jobs.
  • How has robotics helped you? Robotics has helped me gain social skills and working with others. It has also taught me dedication to my work, and what engineering is leading me to what I want to be in the future.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why? I want to be a Civil Engineer because I want to contribute in making a better society and safer community.
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition? My goal for the 2018- 2019 competition is to help my team get excellence at state and internationals. I have hope for it to be the year for our team 8787.

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Andromida Skie DeLaney

  • Years in club: 3 years
  • Job in club: Journal and CADer
  • Experience- Job and STEM related: Robotics 1-2, Engineering design and Presentation, And concepts of engineering
  • How has robotics helped you? Robotics has helped me think on my feet ad work better with people
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why? I want to be a criminal justice lawyer to help innocent citizens
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition? My goal for the competition is to win the excellence award at worlds as well as develop all my important STEM skills
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Amanda Coons

  • Years in club: 3 years
  • Job in club: Builder and Notebook
  • Experience- Job and STEM related: Robotics 1-2, Electronics 1-2, engineering design and presentation.
  • How has robotics helped you?Robotics has helped me have a different perspective of the STEM field as well as training my mind to create new innovative solutions to everyday problems.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why? I’d like to be an electrical engineer because of my love for understanding the electronic components that make everyday objects work.
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition? My goal for the 2018-2019 season is to improve my skills as a builder, a future engineer and most importantly, as a friend to my teammates.

Emily Ocon

  • Years in Club: 3 Years
  • Job in club: Journal and Website
  • Experience- Job and STEM related: The experience I’ve had in the club is building, working on website, working on the notebook, and on the journal. I’ve also had experience in the STEM program, which would include concepts of engineering, Robotics 1-2 and AC/DC electronics 1-2.
  • How has robotics helped you? Robotics has helped me by giving me experience in the STEM field by showing the challenges i might face in the future, but it has also improved my teamwork, social, leadership, and problem solving skills.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why? I want to become an engineer because ever since I was little I’ve loved to make new things and also helping others to make their life easier, but also wanted to have a positive impact on the future.
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition? My goals for 2018-19 competition is to be able to qualify for Worlds and be able to get excellence at State, but what I want for myself is to get more experience and skills in the club.

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Samantha Ramos

  • Years in club: 2 years
  • Job in club: Programmer
  • Experience- Job and STEM related: Concepts of engineering and robotics 1-2.
    • How has robotics helped you? Robotics has helped me improve my networking, writing and public speaking skills through helping host Vex IQ tournaments and competing in online challenges.
    • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why?  I want to study architecture. I like studying culture and how buildings play a role in urban societies.
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition? I want to better my programming skills and how to apply math and logic I’ve learned from robotics towards my daily life.

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Matthew Martinez

  • Years in club: 2  years
  • Job in club: Website Designer
  • Experience- Job and STEM related: Concepts of Engineering, Robotics 1-2, and Engineering
  • How has robotics helped you? Robotics has helped me in many ways, I have learned a bit of programming and building, and strive to be an advanced programmer.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why? When I grow up, I want to be a mechanical engineer or game designer. I like both fields of them and would like to have them as jobs in my future.
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition? I would like for the robotics team to get into the 2019 Worlds competition.
  • Carlos Chavez
  • Years in club: 2 years
  • Job in club: Programmer
  • Experience- Job and STEM related: Concepts of engineering, robotics 1-2, and electronics 2
  • How has robotics helped you? Robotics has taught me the skills necessary to code and program efficiently, think like the robot, and how to critically think in order to program the robot so that it can achieve its goal in the simplest and most efficient way possible
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why? I am pursuing a career in astrophysics or astronomy because I find it fascinating that we can describe how the universe works with equations.
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition? I want to work towards the betterment of my club for my friends because they depend on my code for it to work reliably with their robots and to excel them towards championships

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David Aguilera

  • Years in club: 1 year
  • Job in club: Builder and programmer
  • Experience- Job and STEM related: I’ve met people through robotics such as builders and programmers that have taught me a lot about what robotics is, and what they do to contribute to the team. Although I am a year behind, I feel as if I’m learning and growing as an individual, to ensure the success of our team.
  • How has robotics helped you?  Robotics has taught me a lot about the importance of working well with others, and has taught me a few skills here and there about robots in general. The people in robotics have tried their best, and gone out of their way to help and teach me things i thought I‘d never know about.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why? When I grow up, I want to become an engineer because I have excelled so well in math and science. I find computers interesting as far as the things that I’m capable of achieving. Overall, I found the STEM field best fits what I enjoy and what I want to do in the future as a career.
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition? My goals for this year are not really about winning (although it would be nice), but to perform and learn through our mistakes as a team. To grow and achieve our goals, and to overall have a fun time doing what we do.

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Sebastian Hernandez

  • Years in club: 1 year
  • Job in club: Builder
  • Experience- Job and STEM related: Electronics 1 and Robotics 1
  • How has robotics helped you? Robotics has given me more insight into robots, building, and programming. Robotics has also pushed me further into pursuing my dream career which is being a robotics engineer.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why?I want to be a robotics engineer. This is because robots have always fascinated me as a kid. Robots are the future and I want to help shape our world into it.
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition? My goal for this year is to become a more advanced builder.

Fernando Munoz

  • Years in club: 1 year
  • Job in club: Programmer
  • Experience- Job and STEM related: Principle of Engineering and robotics one.
  • How has robotics helped you? Robotics has helped to better understand how technology works.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why? Biomedical engineer, to help people through the use of technology.
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition? My goal is the participate and gain knowledge of the time of being in the club.

Geraldine Rudwaad

  • Years in club: 1
  • Job in club: Building
  • Experience- Job and STEM related: Graphic Design, Physics, algebra one and two, Technology
  • How has robotics helped you? Robotics has helped better my communication skills with my team and showed me to really manage my time.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why? I’m not exactly sure yet , probably something that deals with helping people because i ink that is the best, and most interesting way to live.
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition? My goal this year is to excel through competitions and make it to worlds, as well improve my programming and building skills

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Damien Valdez

  • Years in club: 1 year
  • Job in club: Website designer
  • Experience- Job and STEM related: concepts of Engineering, and robotics 1.
  • How has robotics helped you?  Robotics has helped me understand how it isn’t just a club about robots, it’s also about how anyone can join the club.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why? I want to be a mechanical engineer  because my dad inspired me to work on cars so i’m pretty good with tools.
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition? My goal is to win and destroy the competition.

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Zach Alloway

  • Years in club:1 year
  • Job in club: CADer
  • Experience- Job and STEM related: Principles of engineering and middle school robotics.
  • How has robotics helped you? Robotics has helped me by teaching me crucial elements that I need to know for my dream job.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why? When I grow up, I want to be an engineer in the field of robotics. This is because I have been interested in working with robotics since I was little.
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition?My goal for the 2018-2019 competition is to help the team to the best of my abilities and to help out every second I can.