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Monday, January 26, 2015

Alumni Perspective

My time on FIRST Robotics Team 2590 Nemesis has been indescribably rewarding.  The program gave me endless opportunities to better the team and myself in various ways.  I have had the chance to work with all aspects of the team, engaging in very minor engineering tasks as well as my main role with the business half of the team.  I was named lead photographer and marketing manager, photographing all meetings and competitions, managing the team’s Flickr account, writing and editing the business plan and award essays, and organizing and running Discovery Day and Sponsor Networking Night.

For my freshman year English class at Penn State, our final project was to create a multimedia memoir using rhetoric.  Allowing us to use any medium desired, I instantly knew that recounting my FIRST experience would be the best story to tell and my photo obsession would be very useful.  I immediately began gathering photos and videos and writing a script, not wanting to miss any detail our successful 2014 season.  However, this assignment wasn’t just meant to tell a story, but rather to describe a lesson learned from an experience.  Being a part of this team has been life changing and I don’t plan on disconnecting myself from it anytime soon. 

To see the final product, please follow this link: