Our mentors spent August 25th and 26th volunteering at this year’s Red Stick Rumble located at Woodlawn High school. Sponsored by Dow Chemical, this event provides students with the opportunity to gain competition experience by allowing teams to practice with the robots they built for the past FIRST Robotics competition. Our mentors were responsible for queuing robotics… Continue reading Mentors at the Red Stick Rumble
This week we are spotlighting one of our newest Robotics Mentors, Julie Reinecke. Julie is a Baton Rouge native and is a Junior in Electrical Engineering. She enjoys running, hiking, and completing her own DIY projects. She is very interested in entrepreneurship and after graduating in 2 years, she plans on moving to another state and… Continue reading Mentor Spotlight: Julie Reinecke
FIRST includes a community of high schools that span the globe. In the FIRST regional competition that occurred in Kenner, Louisiana, (formally named the Bayou Regional) teams traveled from South Carolina, Mississippi, Missouri, Florida, Texas, and even Turkey and China in order to compete. There are many FIRST regional competitions that occur around the United… Continue reading Robotics Mentors at Bayou Regional
This week we are putting one of our favorite Computer Scientists in the spotlight, Jonathan Nguyen. Jonathan is a Senior in Computer Science with a minor in Robotics. He will graduate in December 2017 and would like to work in software development in a leadership or manager role and potentially with robotics. He is from Chalmette,… Continue reading Mentor Spotlight: Jonathan Nguyen
Written by: Krista Scafidel Recently, the Society of Peer Mentors had the opportunity to reach out into the community and share what we have been working on. Reaching out into the community is a way for us as engineering students to inspire the future generations of STEM graduates. The amount of jobs in the STEM career field is constantly expanding, therefore… Continue reading Robotics Updates in Baton Rouge
This week we are putting a spotlight on one of our graduating mentors, Marlou de Guzman. Marlou is a Graduating Senior in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Robotics, Digital Media, and Chinese. He was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and enjoys music, sports, and tinkering. He has pursued 2 internships at GE.… Continue reading Mentor Spotlight: Marlou de Guzman
This week we are putting a spotlight on one of our veteran mentors, Matt Byrne. Matt Byrne is a Senior in Mechanical Engineering. He is originally from Metairie, Louisiana and enjoys painting, reading, playing video games, building robots, and watching movies. Matt is an eagle scout, the first in his family to be exact. His… Continue reading Mentor Spotlight: Matthew Byrne
As robotics mentors, we work to help teams and students succeed in their robotics programs. Our goal is to inspire students with regards to STEM, but these programs are not the only one's impacted. Our mentors are impacted and influenced by working with this program. This semester we polled each mentor to ask them how… Continue reading How has being a Robotics Mentor Impacted You?
From left to right: April Gaydos, Frankie Hernandez, Krista Scafidel, Matt Hasse, Brett Dupree, Karl Schulze, Not pictured - Rashad Paynes The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international high school robotics competition. Each year, on the first Saturday of January, the game is released to all the teams world-wide at the same time. From… Continue reading 3 Day Robot
The robotics mentors have been very busy! Here are a few updates: Hosted a one day seminar on the Foundations of FIRST Co-hosted the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Kick-off Event Built a FRC robot in 3 days Mentor 13 schools in the Baton Rouge area Expanded our mentoring team to 23 mentors Volunteered at… Continue reading What have the robotics mentors been up to?