2021 Build Season Newsletter Issue #3

2021 Build Season Newsletter Issue #3

Our Team In the third week of Build Season, Team 1403 has made a substantial amount of progress. Each subteam focused on either continuing their work from the previous week or starting a new task. Both the Logistics and Robot Sides have been completing their respective tasks, as well as new advancements made on both […]

2021 Build Season Newsletter Issue #2

2021 Build Season Newsletter Issue #2

Our Team This week, the subteams have worked on teaching new members certain skills while delegating other tasks to experienced members. As the team gets closer to competition season, subteams have been collaborating with each other to increase productivity. While significant progress has been made, there is still more to do, and we are looking […]

2021 Build Season Newsletter Issue #1

2021 Build Season Newsletter Issue #1

Our Team Team 1403 started off the build season with a virtual team kickoff where our team gathered together to watch the announcement of the upcoming season by FIRST. Afterwards, we got straight to work. This week was extremely productive, with members arriving at meetings focused and prepared to work hard.  Due to the ongoing […]

2020 Cougar Class #5: Culture Class

2020 Cougar Class #5: Culture Class

TEAM 1403 COUGAR ROBOTICSPROJECT/ACTIVITY: Culture Class Date: 12/16/2020Where: Virtual Meeting via Zoom Impact on Team: This cougar class’s main focus was on the variety of cultures within the team as well as the overall culture of Team 1403. The presentations started with a fellow robotics team, 4481 Rembrandts, from the Netherlands. They spoke about the […]

2020 Cougar Class #4: Networking and Internships

2020 Cougar Class #4: Networking and Internships

TEAM 1403 COUGAR ROBOTICSPROJECT/ACTIVITY: Networking and Internships Date: 12/2/2020Where: Virtual Meeting via Zoom Presentation: This cougar class focused on networking and internships. Team mentors, Rachel and Mike, presented a slideshow where they discussed how to present yourself to others, whether it is a job opportunity, interview, or any other situation where you are asked to […]

2020 Cougar Class #3: Components of STEM

2020 Cougar Class #3: Components of STEM

TEAM 1403 COUGAR ROBOTICSPROJECT/ACTIVITY: Introduction to Robotics Date: 12/21/2020Where: Virtual Meeting via Zoom Number of Participants: 76 Impact on Team: After the more serious topic discussed last week, Team 1403 mentor Mike decided to give a lighthearted presentation on pizza. After giving brief insight into how pizza is made and the different varieties of it, […]

2020 Cougar Class #2: Mental Illness Awareness

2020 Cougar Class #2: Mental Illness Awareness

TEAM 1403 COUGAR ROBOTICSPROJECT/ACTIVITY: Introduction to Robotics Date: 11/11/2020Where: Virtual Meeting via Zoom Impact on Team: This cougar class focused on a serious issue that has been heavily impacted by the pandemic. The primary emphasis for the class was to inform the members about different mental illnesses and to explain methods to improve mental health […]

2020 Cougar Class #1: Introduction to Robotics

2020 Cougar Class #1: Introduction to Robotics

TEAM 1403 COUGAR ROBOTICSPROJECT/ACTIVITY: Introduction to Robotics Date: 10/21/2020Where: Virtual Meeting via Zoom Number of Students: 85 Number of Mentors: 8 Impact on Team: The Cougar Class began with an informative discussion led by Mike about what FRC is and how Team 1403 is run. He discussed the morals and ethics of the team along […]

2020 Build Season Week 6 Newsletter

2020 Build Season Week 6 Newsletter

Our TeamIt is the final week of build season, and each of the subteams have been working vigorously and tirelessly to make sure that everything is well-prepared for the upcoming competition season. From making finishing touches on the robot to putting the Chairman’s video together, both the robot and logistics side of the team have […]