Team 8787

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Diana Segura

  • Years in club: 4 years
  • Job in club: Builder and Programmer
  • Experience Job and STEM related: Concepts of engineering, electronics, robotics, engineering design, and problem solving. My accomplishments are science fair state qualifier and local/ district winner for encryption software, applied tech winner 1st place.
  • How has robotics helped you? Robotics has helped me understand and experience the different engineering fields through challenges and problem solving competitions. It has grown my interest in STEM and helped me decide on what I want to study.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why? I want to study aerospace engineering because I love the math involved in it and spacecraft has always interested me.
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition? I want to further develop my skills as a programmer and attain new skills in building.

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Carlos Rodriguez

  • Years in club: 4 years
  • Job in club: Builder and CADer
  • Experience-job and stem related: Intro to autodesk, Concept Of Engineering, Electronics, and Robotics.
  • How has robotics helped you? Robotics has not only amplified my interest to pursue a career in engineering but also my knowledge of it. The club challenges me to stress and solve problems and learn to contribute to a team effectively. My method of approach and analyzing has improved along with my time working in a hard working team. Through these characteristics I’ve learned new traits that will help me in my future education and career.
    • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why? My plans for the future include studying to become a successful Architectural engineer. Reason being, I’ve always been interested in design, from Legos as a kid to computer designs as a team member today. Making things on my own and using creativity and problem solving is more of a hobby to me than a job. Therefore, architecture engineering can satisfy and incorporate my ambitions.
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition? My goal collectively for this season is to outweigh our past years and use everything we’ve learned in the past and refine it and utilize it. Working early and without creeping deadlines will help dramatically in achieving the ultimate goal, the Excellence award

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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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Leonel Escapita

  • Years in club: 2 ½ years
  • Job in club: Programmer
  • Experience- Job and STEM related: As my third year in the STEM program at Eastwood, I have honed my skills in more technological studies such as computer programming and computer science, and this experience has helped me pioneer.
  • How has robotics helped you? The robotics team has helped me to value our friendships, because it gives us a realization that our time in high school is limited and although it is sad, we have to cope with it through life, to avoid greater heartbreaks in the future, robotics has properly taught me to say goodbye to dear friends.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why? I want to become a software developer and a businessman as well because today’s world wants those certain kinds of engineers so that the people living in this land will thrive with technological bliss. I also hope to leave my mark in this world with some revolutionary breakthrough that will change our reality as we perceive it.

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Issac Perez

  • Years in club: 2 years
  • Job in club: CADer and builder
  • Experience- Job and STEM related: Electronics 1-2, Robotics 1-2, Engineering and Design, Concepts of Engineering
  • How has robotics helped you? Robotics has helped me with learning how to build things on my computer and problem solving. CADing shows me if the object I built will function or not.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why? Mechanical or electrical engineer because I enjoy building, taking things apart, and analyzing how it was done.
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition? Win an online challenge that will take our team to worlds. I hope to win the Game Design Challenge.

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  • Years in club: 2 years
  • Job in club: Programmer
  • Experience- Job and STEM related: Concepts of engineering, robotics 1, and CADing experience.
  • How has robotics helped you? Robotics has helped show me how much self determination I have.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why? I want to become a Chemical Engineer because it is a field that will always be needed in our community.
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition? My goal for this year is to see the team have better unity.

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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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Kaitlyn Deguire

  • Years in club:2 years
  • Job in club: Engineering Notebook and builder
  • Experience- Job and STEM related: Engineering Design and presentation and Robotics 1
  • How has robotics helped you? Robotics has helped me grow as an aspiring engineer. It has helped me be more innovative, imaginative, and capable of solving many problems fast. Overall robotics has taught me valuable skills, both interactive and building wise, that have helped me in my engineering classes as well out in the real world.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why? When I grow up I would like to be a mechanical engineer because I love seeing how things work and knowing that one day I’ll be able to create something that can someday impact the world is amazing.
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition? My goal for this season is for my team to exceed every expectation and conquer all challenges thrown our way. As an engineering notebook manager, I strive to achieve the perfect notebook for our team to win excellence at every tournament.
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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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Aaron Edens

  • Years in club: 1 ½ years
  • Job in club: Attendant with experience in all jobs
  • Experience- Job and STEM related: All pre-ap core math classes and pre-ap biology, pre-ap chemistry, and regular physics.
  • How has robotics helped you? Robotics has helped me become more of a responsible teenager, managing my time and work being able to complete the assignments in robotics.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why?I want to go to school for my business degree and a minor in law to become a real estate agent and a police officer. Police officers and real estate agents allow to express the skills of selling and being able to protect the country in our land.
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition? My goal for this year’s competition is to win every award we can, do as much as I can to get us to our goal which is worlds. It is all or nothing for the best of us seniors and the group that is next year after me.

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Marco Macias

  • Years in club: 1 year
  • Job in club: Builder and CADer
  • Experience- Job and STEM related: Core classes Geometry and Chemistry
  • How has robotics helped you? Robotics has helped me a lot in learning new things about robotics and it’s helped me with communication skills with other people.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why? When I grow up, my main goal is to become a pediatrician because I like to help people and hopefully I can have my own practice one day.
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition? My goal for competition is for the team to go to worlds and get excellent win competition and also for me to get more involved in robotics to help the team as much as I can.
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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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Juan Carlos (aka JC) Espinoza

  • Years in club: 1 year
  • Job in club: Builder
  • Experience- Job and STEM related: Core science and math courses
  • How has robotics helped you?Robotics has helped me understand what happens in a branch of the stem program.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?Why? Chiropractor because the body has always given interest to me and the way it functions.
  • Goal for 2018- 2019 competition? My goal is to get the excellence award at VEX Worlds.

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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.