|Margaret Guderyon – General Mentor whose job is to coordinate all aspects of travel, building use, orders, and team members.
“Mr. Budish was desperate for a mentor and talked me in to it. I do think it is important for students to be excited about Math, Science and Technology. FRC and FIRST provide that outlet. Robotics is the only place for robot domination! I hope that team will become more self-sufficient as designers as well as in the rest of the aspects of FRC. I also hope that students become better leaders and communicators in the world of science.”
Ms. G. is the 2010 WI Regional Woodie Flowers Award recipient.
|Mark Wilberg – Helps guide the students in the mechanical principles, with a focus on fabricating parts from raw materials.
“I became a mentor after attending a parents’ meeting; it appeared we did not have very many volunteers. I did not want to see the program fail due to lack of mentors, so I volunteered to be a warm body mentor. I hope the team continues to grow in numbers and enthusiasm. I’d like the team to realize the beauty of a simple solution to problems; sometimes the simplest robot is the most effective. However, I also hope that the team gets to work through some very complex, Rube Goldberg-like devices to overcome a challenge (just for the experience). I hope our members go on to satisfying technology careers, and return to become mentors them selves someday. I would like to see our team put a successful robot on the field and perhaps earn a trip to nationals.”
|Tony Tobin – Helps guide the students in the mechanical principles.
“There seemed to be need for more mentors to help with the mechanical aspects of building a robot. I like working with mechanical things, and felt that helping mentor the team would be a great way to get involved. I enjoy working with the students and watching them learn and apply new skills. I also enjoy working with the other mentors. I think FIRST Robotics is an outstanding organization which I’m proud to be a part of.”
|Jim Stugelmeyer – Helps guide the students in the mechanical principles as well as helping with electrical.
“I have always found robotics fascinating, and when my son showed an interest in the program at school, I thought this a perfect time to get involved. I hope to bring my experience with mechanical and electrical assembly as well as time in the machine shop to the program and be of assistance. I also enjoy working with the kids, helping them learn to use a new machine and figure out how to solve problems.”
|Kathy Adam – Helps guide the students in the fundraising, community events and awareness.
“My son was a member of the team last year and I went to all of the competitions. I was a classroom volunteer during my sons’ grade school years and missed being involved in the school. After seeing the energy, ingenuity, and enthusiasm at least year’s competitions, I was eager to find a way to participate. I am working with the students on the marketing team that are writing the business plan (the team’s first ever). What surprises me the most is that all students on the team have the opportunity to contribute what they know and learn new skills, and that they develop solid friendships, have fun, and are able to generate enthusiasm for science, technology, and innovation. “
|Rachel Davis – Rockwell Automation Program Manager.
“My daughter has been part of FIRST robotics since her freshman year. Last year I joined as the Rockwell Automation liaison. Now that she’s a senior and heading off to engineering school next fall, I realized this is my last chance to give back to a group that’s been such an influential part of her high school experience.”
|Trennie Karbouski – Works on Teams Visual Managment.
“My daughter joined a Lego robotics team in 5th grade. We didn’t really know what we were getting into, but it sounded fun. The kids learned so much that first year and my daughter was hooked. Once she entered high school and joined the Saber Robotics team, I changed to cheering in the stands. With a better understanding of the team, I’m now working with the them to improve communication using visual management. My hope is the kids look back at their time on the team and remember all the fun they had building robots and meeting new people.”
|Marykay Trejo – Marketing Mentor.
“My son has graduated from the team, but I stayed on because my life is better and more inspired with these students in my life. I enjoy and learn from them and always look forward to see what they will come up with next. I love them.”
|Andrew Wozniewicz – Website Mentor.
“I support the school’s initiative to offer an intelligent alternative to mindless sports. I think robotics is worthwhile because it is a game of intellect – it offers a fun way to learn various disciplines of engineering, teamwork, and analytical problem solving, and does so in a context that is relevant for the future. I have become a mentor because of my son’s involvement, and because I thought I had applicable skills to offer. For instance, I was able to teach a group of students the art of programming in C. Robotics can be hard work at times, but it is also fun and a learning experience for everyone involved.”
|Cindy Strommen – Helped guide the students in the fundraising community events, awareness and team spirit.
“I have a passion for science and community involvement, but the most important reason I;m here is to be involved in my son’s activities. Robotics is very unique in the sense that it teaches students much more than how to build a robot – they are learning valuable business skills, teamwork, community involvement, and leadership skills. I hope this team will have fun! Learn from others, work as a team, and learn the value of giving back to the community.”
|Kevin Klein – Helps the team with the programming.
“As a software professional and business owner, I know how important, talented, and qualified STEM professionals are to the success of our enterprise. I serve as a mentor for FIRST Robotics as a way to “pay it forward” and inspire the next generation of STEM leaders. It also happens to be a fun and challenging way to apply my skills in ways I wouldn’t normally encounter in the workplace.”
|Mark Fischbach – Helps the team with the programming.
“I was a student on the team during the team’s first years at Franklin High School am proud to say that being a part of FIRST Robotics was a major influence on my decision to pursue a career in engineering. The program is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn both technical skills, such as programming, and soft skills such as leadership and teamwork. I hope to pass the same inspiration that convinced me to pursue engineering down to current and future students on the team and see them go on to do great work in STEM careers. As a graduate of MSOE’s Computer Engineering program and current software engineer it’s impressive to see the students on the team learning and using the skills, technologies, and practices that engineers use every day. In my role as a mentor it’s been great getting to know the students and see how much interest and talent they have in STEM fields already. FIRST Robotics is some of the most challenging fun I’ve had and I’m excited to give back as a mentor.”
|Doug De-Foe – Works in Electrical.|
|Seth Boettcher – Teacher Mentor.
“My name is Seth Boettcher!”
|Student Alumni Mentor|
|Josh Hansen – Helps with safety and marketing teams.
“I was a student on Saber Robotics during it’s first year and was heavily involved throughout high school. After I graduated high school, I helped out the team as I could in college in sort of an alumni-mentor role. Then when I graduated college, I was able to rejoin the team as a full time mentor. Although I focus most of my energy towards the Business team, I also help out with Scouting, Safety, and Robot Strategy. I can proudly say that this team changed my life and I am honored to help give the kids the same opportunities I had.”
|James Tobin – Supervisor and Solid Modeling (Inventor). General Mentor
“Former Student who doesn’t complain as much as Josh”