February 20, 2016

Robot Reveal!

February 17th, our team participated in the Student Smash concert at Nicolet High School. During this event, many great Nicolet artists, photographers, musicians, and singers were featured along with various programs endorsed by our school. Our team was fortunate enough to be a part of this great event, using a few minutes during the song Secrets... READ MORE
February 20, 2016

Director Progress 2/20/16

Special operations department has been working hard, completing the decorations for the defenses used at our robot reveal. They continue their work on the various awards we are to hand out to other teams, and are aiding in some more pit organization. Robot design and manufacture is finishing their touch-ups on our final competition robot.... READ MORE
February 18, 2016

Nicolet Art Featured at Milwaukee Art Museum

  The Milwaukee Art Museum is home to many fantastic pieces of artwork by a variety of artists. For about two months, some of the artists being featured in this museum are students from our high school, Nicolet. The Art Museum featured pieces of art produced by our students which obtained a gold or silver key. Art... READ MORE
February 16, 2016

Elizabeth Tong – President Interview

Our president, Lizzie, acts as the face of the team. She helps departments and majorly aids in the facilitation of communication between departments. Elizabeth states that this program is excellent in opening doors not only for her, but for all students. It allows everyone an equal opportunity to gain valuable scholarships, internships, and life skills.... READ MORE
February 11, 2016

Robot Reveal

On February 17th, 2016 we will be revealing the design of our robot at a concert, “Student Smash!” here at our high school. At this concert, put on by the various bands of our school, our team will reveal our robot during the presentation of the song “Secrets” by OneRepublic. We will present a painted... READ MORE
February 11, 2016

Director Progress 2/11/16

Special Operations set up the field for drivers tests in the basement. For our robot reveal on February 17th, they are currently decorating the defenses that we are using . They also put up the front of the pit in the hallway and are ready to begin the electrical work on it by next week. Another... READ MORE
February 9, 2016

Adam Thiel – Lead Mentor

Adam Thiel, our lead mentor at Nicolet FEAR has been a part of robotics programs for 7 years. We interviewed him about his thoughts on our team and FIRST in general. Day in and day out, Mr.Thiel sees students accomplish great things, and every day he states that he both learns and teaches. He sees... READ MORE
February 4, 2016

The Team Breakdown – The Importance of Team Morale

Nicolet FEAR prides ourselves mainly in being a student-led team, with a large emphasis on peer support. Members going to fellow students and friends for help leads to Nicolet FEAR becoming more of a family than a team. No other aspect of our team sums this up to a greater degree than the team breakdown... READ MORE
February 4, 2016

Director Progress 2/04/16

Most of the past few weeks, Strategy department has focused on running driver’s tests, rules tests, and scouting tests to determine which members would be best suited for those position. They also have continued refining parts of their strategy to make it easier to understand. We have accomplished the finalizing of the Chairmen’s and Woodie... READ MORE
January 28, 2016

Director Blogs 1/28/16

The plans for the drive base are in the progress of being approved and the outer section of the drive base is currently being made. Game Mechanics have been concentrating hard on designing the bot and have finalized a design to begin prototyping. Electrical finished the design for the electrical board; they will continue refining... READ MORE