I was excited to meet with the coach of Radical Tech and the Dean of the Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics, and Computing to talk about sponsorships last Thursday. The Dean spoke very positively for his support of FIRST at the Academy, so I was very happy about that. I’m looking forward to the upcoming FRC season and getting the team setup for success.
Another thing I’m excited for is winter break when I’ll be the mentor for my brother’s FTC Team #7491 (Honey Badgers). I got to meet with them 2 times over Thanksgiving break to help prepare them for today’s John Deere Qualifier. They were ranked 9th today, but fell back to 15th for alliance selection, where they weren’t selected. But to almost completely rebuild their robot to something that worked pretty well in less than a week is pretty impressive.