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, they are given the opportunity to continuously learn and gain hands-on robotics experience. In just a few years they have grown to positively effect over 90 students and 17 mentors. As members of the FIRST® program, students experience real life situations where they get to apply their engineering and robotics knowledge, which ultimately prepares them for real world jobs and situations where knowing the process of designing and building a robot in a six week timeframe will be useful and applicable.
As the Nicolet FEAR team continues to grow, this season they are comprised of 72 students and over 25 mentors. The students are spread across the team in various departments to complete the tasks of designing and building the robot, finding a strategy for the robot and/or supporting the marketing team.
FEAR MISSION STATEMENT
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.
“Let there be nothing to fear but FEAR itself”
FEAR 2016-17 BUSINESS PLAN
FIRST® also encourages “gracious professionalism” as a way of life in the FIRST® community. Gracious professionalism values the community, encourages a positive 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 come 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 in January and it lasts for six weeks. At the end, the robots are shipped to the competition sites. Then the teams go on to their competition site to compete among many different teams to determine which team will rise to the top.