My name is Jared Glassband and I am a junior at Robbinsville High School. This is my third year as a member of the FIRST Robotics team. I first learned about the Robotics team in Eighth grade when a group of high school students on the team came to talk to the rising freshman about joining the club. The students gave a demonstration of the robot for that year, a robot that was extremely impressive; I could not believe a group of high school students could construct something so advanced. These students explained how FIRST Robotics works and what being a part of Nemesis means. After hearing what these incredible students had to say, I knew that I had an opportunity to be a part of something so interesting and unique, something I could not pass up.
My first two years on the team i worked as a part of the finance team, learning invaluable knowledge and helping the team towards success. This year, however, I have decided to join the build team and expand on my interest in engineering. I am confident that changing my role in the team will allow me to learn so much more about FIRST and engineering, as well as give me an opportunity to apply what I have learned in school. I am excited and optimistic about everything I can achieve and learn by returning to the team.
Already I have gained more knowledge, experience, and taken more responsibility as a part of this team than most high school students. I know that continuing as a part of Nemesis will only help me grow more and thus, prepare me for the future.