THE ORGANIZATION

Fremont High Robotics greatly supports the ideal of a student-driven team. We are proud of having the student body design, build, and test the robot rather than rely on our adult mentors. We value student leadership, initiative, teamwork, and respect within the team as well as among the local FIRST teams. To ensure that the team runs smoothly and efficiently, the organization are split into subteams managed by a Student Leadership Council. The subteams are categorized into technical and non-technical. At the beginning of the training season, students may choose one technical subteam (Mechanical, Electrical, Software) and/or one non-technical subgroup (Business, Media, Events) to develop their respective skills.

 

As a non-profit organization, the Fremont Robotics team relies on community support. In return, team members give back to the community by participating in robot demonstrations and hosting events at local schools and companies, providing the opportunity for young minds to explore their interest in science and technology.

ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE

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The Firebots are organized into subteams that are categorized into technical and non-technical. Since the establishment of 3 FTC teams at Fremont High Robotics, we have recruited members to specialize in either technical, non-technical, or in some cases, both areas!

 

Our FTC and FRC teams teach students the importance of STEAM and robotics skills. The 3 FTC teams not only help prepare students for competitive robotics, but also provide more hands-on opportunities. Moreover, FTC helps students explore, develop a deep understanding, and learn skills of the various sub-teams: Design, Manufacturing, Electrical, Software, and Business and Marketing. The three FTC teams are also introduced to the importance of outreach and educating our community about STEM. 

 

If FTC students excel in their respective subteams or demonstrate the ability to collaborate in larger teams with more specializations, then these students are invited to join the FRC team. This is very important because it ensures that students already have prior knowledge about robotics, STEM, and outreach before joining the more competitive FRC. 

 

The FRC team then furthers teaches students certain skills that are fundamental in robotics. There are 4 technical subteams that often collaborate with each other. The non-technical division, Business and Marketing, is responsible for the team’s finances, outreach events, and team imagery. The BaM team works to enlighten the community about STEAM. This team structure allows students to specialize in a certain subteam, while also giving them the flexibility to participate in different types of projects.

OUR TEAM CORE VALUES

We Not Me


  • Team over individual
    • Frequently ask the question “How will this help or affect the team?”
    • Listen well to what the team needs, then each does all we can to meet those needs
    • Seek and respect input from others, consider all ideas
    • Be inclusive
    • Delegate to share responsibility and positive experiences
    • Promote team spirit and an overall positive culture
    • When taking credit, use the “we” pronoun
  • Community Engagement:
    • Seek to find ways to help others succeed through STEM
    • Do not focus solely on becoming successful as an individual




Debate and Collaborate


  • Debate and collaborate to seek the creative, unique, and best ideas
  • Be relentlessly curious
  • Act with good intent and trust that your peers do the same
  • Debate ideas, not people
  • Agree on why
  • Have confidence, not attitude
  • Focus open communication to foster trust and encouragement
  • Actively seek alternatives and criticisms from others to improve your work
  • Embrace humor and humility. It’s ok to have your opinion changed.




Deliver Results


  • Commit to excellence, never settle for average
  • Prioritize, communicate, act, learn...repeat
  • DOing means infinitely more than just SAYing you will do something
  • Hold yourself and others accountable
  • Support each other
  • Do your best




Act with Integrity


  • Do the right thing, especially when it isn’t convenient to do so
  • Operate with a bias towards openness
  • Be direct
  • Be professional
  • Focus on long-term; repair and move forward
  • Remind and support each other in maintaining these values




Be Courageous


  • Imagine what excellence can be and strive for it in yourself, in our team, and in everything we produce
  • Question actions that are inconsistent with our values, even when it is not what others want to hear
  • Be candid, with kindness
  • Take smart risks
  • Learn from failure





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