We are FTC team #11308 Yise (pronounced wise) based in Parker, Colorado. We are part of a robotics competition sponsored by a company called For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST). Our specific competition is FIRST Tech Challenge or FTC for short. We have been a robotics team for seven years.
Welcome to our team. Here is our members and a short bio:
As a student Jacob is looking towards the future want to get experience and knowledge from his time at FIRST. He wants to be shaped by FIRST. He wants to get experience in problem solving and working trough problems with the robot and team. He wishes to gain important experience with CAD to further his practical knowledge in a STEM centered world. He also wants to gain important teamworking skills to complete a common goal.
Is a hobby electronics enthusiast with a love of anything aerospace or aircraft related. This is his first year on an FTC team and I’m hoping to contribute as both a builder and a programmer. He have been a member of the USAF Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol (CAP), since 2020 with the Parker Composite Squadron and have achieved the rank of Cadet Technical Sergeant. As a member of FIRST, gracious professionalism is always first, whether at school, CAP, or FTC. Through FIRST he hopes to meet new people, build robots, and make friends that will last a lifetime, all while embodying leadership, social skills, and integrity.
Andrew is our lead engineer and engineering portfolio organizer. He spends most of his time meticulously fixing C.A.D models and making our robot. Outside of robotics he participates in a plethora of events such as, Boy Scouts, TSA, Taekwondo, NCHS, and Edge. Most notably he is the SPL or leader of his scout troop and is a second degree black belt in Taekwondo. Some of his goals for the season are to have a robot done before December, and to spend more time on the robot instead of video games.
Nathan has been a part of Yise for 4 years. He was in robotics clubs in middle school and moved up to FTC after learning about it from a friend. He is looking forward to learning more about programming through the creation of this year’s autonomous program. He wants to learn more about TensorFlow and create his own model to help his programing.
Cooper Knight is a Junior at Legend High School. This is his fourth year in FTC has been in FLL before that. He is on a mountain bike team in the fall and is the rank second highest rank in boy scouts. He is one of the senior builders and is the drive team’s coach at tournaments. He hopes to bolster his leadership skills and increase his technical knowledge and skills with robots.
This is Malachi's first year on the FTC team. He likes sports and wants to become an athlete. He is a builder. His goal for this year is to go to a state competition.
Carter is a freshman at Legend High School. He joined because he wants to be an engineer like his Dad and some of his friends are already on the team. He enjoys fishing, drawing, biking, and playing videogames. He enjoys playing tennis and soccer. In the winter he enjoys skiing and snowshoeing with his Dad and little brother.