Hey! I’m Ayra, one of SWAT 771’s Co-Captains for this year. My main job is to oversee and aid the non-technical subteams (Awards, Business, Media, Project Management), but I help out with whatever needs to get done 🙂 When I’m not working on something for SWAT, I’ll most likely be listening to music or obsessing over some new tv show or movie.
You’ll never influence the world by by trying to be like it. – Unknown
As the technical captain, I am in charge of delegating tasks and managing the technical subteams. I have been the lead organizer for SWATposium for the past two years. When I’m not working on something related to robotics, I enjoy watching The Blacklist and going for runs – to Timmies.
“It’s our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Dumbledore
What I do for the team: A lot of my time is spent CADing the robot and working on strategy. Outside of that, I help mentor SWAT’s FLL teams and support and lead other SWAT initiatives.
What my sub-team does: My sub-team is dedicated to learning all things mechanical. During Build Season, we focus on developing prototypes of mechanisms and the assembly of the robot.
“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.”
— Bethany Hamilton
Design and Strategy Lead
What I do for the team: The Design & Strategy subteam is in charge of determining a strategy for our robot design through game analysis. This includes mechanical aspects such as CADing while prototyping and building the mechanisms alongside the mechanical subteam. It also encompasses pure strategy such as scouting and coming up with game-winning techniques.
My goal when I graduate is to be taller than 5’1
I’m the leader of SWAT’s electrical team and a 2018 chairman’s presenter.If you see me in the streets challenge me to an arm wrestle.
“Glory is attained from hard work, step by step.”
I’m the programming lead and my subteam is responsible for coding the robot. This includes essential functions, such as driving, as well as more complex commands that might involve the use of sensors. These can improve the robot’s overall accuracy and efficiency.
“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously.
What I do for the team: My job on the team is to take care of all the media aspects of our team. I’ve also illustrated “Millie finds a Wrench” which was a children’s picture book made by our team. Outside of the team, I do MUN at my school and I enjoy painting in my free time.
“Yee” – unknown
I am responsible for leading a team of 8-10 students by training, coaching, and mentoring students to find and network with sponsors; also we write a sponsorship package, executive summary, and business plan, create and present presentations; and talk to judges at competitions.
The Business Subteam is in charge of SWAT’s finances, sponsors, business plan, Executive Summary and talking to judges at competitions about our team’s history, organizational structure, outreach events, accomplishments, finances, market strategy, goals, and future plans.
“A woman is like a tea bag. You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Hi, I’m Marie! I’m this year’s awards lead!
The awards subteam takes care of all things public relations and judging. We are trained to present, talk to judges and know every detail about our team’s history and goals for the future. We also organize, establish and finalize our team’s goals for the future. My role is to compile all awards submissions by the deadline as well as train new members on the history of our team and how to interact with judges regarding awards. I’m also the head chairman’s presenter so I train our new presenters for competition every year and prepare them for when they’ll be in charge of the submissions. Finally, I make sure we maintain good public relations with everyone as well make sure our team image is always at it’s best.
“You have to be odd to be number 1. -Dr. Seuss”
Hey, I’m Ari! I adore traveling and meeting new people. It’s my goal to travel to all 7 continents in the world, (I’m currently at 5). I’m a pretty bubbly person and like to laugh a lot. I listen to a ton of classic rock and bad 2000s music, Backstreet Boys where you at, and would do anything for a 2-scoop cone of Purdy’s Death by Chocolate ice cream.
“Sometimes, you’ve got to get out of your comfort zone. Because your comfort zone is the danger zone.” — Lorne Sulcas
I am Josephine, the Inreach Lead. My role is to spread STEMR and SWAT around our school. This involves planning fun, engaging activities throughout the school year. My interests include reading, singing and spending time with my friends (all of them are SWAT girls!). This is my 5th year on the team.
“Live out loud. Understand that what’s in your brain is really useful. Do not hide it. Don’t dumb it down. Don’t apologize for it. Just put it on the table and let people deal with it.”