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. In just a few years, we have grown to positively affect over 90 students and 17 mentors. 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 are useful and applicable.
Nicolet FEAR continues to grow; this season, we are comprised of 68 students and 31 mentors. Our students are spread across the team in various project groups on both the Operations and Communications side of the team. In addition to building and designing new robots every year, we also contact corporate sponsors and maintain an active presence on social media and in our community.
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 2017-18 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 lasts for six weeks. At the end of the six weeks, all teams and their robots travel to specific competitions to compete against each other to determine which team will rise to the top.