About FEAR

Future Engineers of American Robotics: FRC Team #4786 Nicolet FEAR

Nicolet FEAR Team 4786 was founded on December 3rd, 2012 at Nicolet High School, located in Glendale, Wisconsin. As a FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) Team, we are given the opportunity to continuously learn and gain hands-on robotics experience. As members of the FIRST® program, our students experience real-life situations where they apply their engineering and robotics knowledge, which ultimately prepares them for real-world jobs and situations where the process of designing and building a robot in a six-week timeframe is useful and applicable.

Nicolet FEAR continues to grow. Our students are spread across the team in various project groups on both the Operations and Communications side of the team, providing interdisciplinary learning. In addition to building and designing new robots every year, we contact both corporate and local sponsors and maintain an active presence on social media and in our community.


Giving people the tools and opportunities to grow and impact the world through a team environment.


We are determined to explore without bounds, advance our scientific knowledge, and create a path to success. We will polish our strengths, overcome our weaknesses, and instill confidence in one another. With gracious professionalism, we will represent ourselves, schools, communities, and families in all aspects of our work.

The above statement was created by FEAR students during our team’s rookie season. It has continued to guide us through our growth as a team.

“Let there be nothing to fear but FEAR itself”


FIRST® encourages “gracious professionalism” as a way of life in the FIRST® community. Gracious professionalism values community engagement, encourages a positive, proffesional working environment, and emphasizes the value and the respect of others.

FRC® (FIRST® Robotics Competition) is an opportunity for high school students around the world to work together and compete in a game created by FIRST®. With strict rules and limited resources, each team must design a robot to overcome the challenges of the game and outperform the competition. At the same time, each team demonstrates “gracious professionalism” which is what ultimately wins the competition.

“To transform our culture by creating a world where science & technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.”

The build season starts when the rules of the game are announced worldwide in January. After six weeks of intense design and manufacturing, all teams and their robots travel to competitions to compete against each other to determine which alliance of teams will rise to the top.