Departments & Leadership
Operations establishes the game robots overall design and construction. It contains project groups such as: drive chassis, game mechanism, electrical, and programming. Operations is also responsible for building specific game components used to prepare for robot competitions.
Communications is responsible for organizing community events, creating media for the team, building a chairmans video, and creating lasting relationships with sponsors. It contains project groups such as: media, chairmans video, awards submission, button design, game shirt design, and sponsor contact.
“FIRST® offers students an opportunity to be a part of a holistic problem that is such difficulty and rigor that students can not fail to learn and gain an understanding of a variety of content and skills that will serve them well beyond their time as a member of Nicolet FEAR.”
“I love being part of something that opens so many doors for so many people. Along with providing real applications of STEM education, FEAR empowers students to make decisions that affect the world around them and solidify the path for their future.”
“Long term happiness is more beneficial than short term results.” “Always remember to measure twice and cut once.”
“Interactive learning that pushes students to be innovative with resources is a great way to extend their learning and experiences while building real-world skills. FEAR allows students to grow in new ways the classroom does not always allow. What an opportunity they have and I’m honored to be apart of it.”
“Scientists discover the world that exists; engineers create the world that never was.”
“It’s been amazing to be a part of something that has such a measurable impact on kids and reaches them in a way that traditional school structure cannot.”
Professionals in the industry
The President is the highest ranking position within the student leadership structure. The Nicolet FEAR President holds their office for one calendar year, which contains one competition season. The President is elected and chosen by the members of the team from the previous season. Their responsibility is primarily the leading the team’s members toward continuing sustainability of the program and the individual growth of Team 4786 Nicolet FEAR team members. The President’s other duties include, but are not limited to:
- The execution of Nicolet FEAR’s mission.
- The execution of the objectives and goals of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition).
- The oversight and running of all team meetings.
- Development of team bonding and/or team recreational activities.
- Working with student leaders and members, and coordinating with team mentors to generate a positive well-being for each member and a sustainable future for Nicolet FEAR.
- Primary contact, along with Communications Vice President, for Team 4786 and all other FlRST teams/groups/persons.
Student President of FEAR
FEAR Vice Presidents
All vice presidents are selected after completing applications and interviews with teacher mentors and the team president. Vice Presidents are primarily responsible for the creation and capture of documentation of branch benchmarks, goals, objectives, timelines, and milestones. Additionally, vice presidents are responsible for the delegation of project managers of a given project and delegation of funds to complete projects. The details of the projects will be determined as needed by the FEAR Program Director, the Mentors and the Student Leadership.
Vice President of Operations
As the Vice President of Operations, Patrick is in charge of the design, fabrication, and delivery of physical products that the team makes. His main focus is the competition robot, as well as preseason goals that are set up by the team and, most importantly, to keep everyone safe.
Vice President of Communications
As the Vice President of Communications, Emilie is in charge of sponsorships, videos, visual media, and apparel. As the leader of communications, imagery-based products of the team are key components of her jurisdiction.