Over the build season, students and mentors build relationships that enable both parties to learn from one another. Most of our mentors return because of this rewarding relationship.

FIRST is not just about building robots. We also need mentors to guide us through the business plan, programming and media and marketing aspects of the team.

Based on a foundation of volunteers and mentors, you can’t have a successful FIRST team without mentors. With their help, our FIRST robotics team has the potential to reach new heights.

Our Mentors:

Left to right: Brad Read, Sarah Sils, Vicky, Ken Rogerson, Thuy Vallence, Gilbert Lai, Elliot Coleshill (Missing: Bruce Wannamaker, Audra August, Judy Adam, Brad Read, Mary Clark, Stephen Day, Sam Mehltretter, Rachel Drisdelle, Gabriele Martin and Jason Xu)

Without the dedication and commitment of all of our mentors and sponsors, SWAT 771 would not be where we are today.

Teacher Mentors
Thuy Vallance
Brad Read
Stephen Day
Audra August
Jannilyn Caoile

Industry Mentors
Anil Arekapudi
Elliot Coleshill
Mark Derige
Gilbert Lai
Ken Rogerson
Mary Clark
Judy Adam
Rachel Drisdelle
Sam Mehltretter
Jason Xu
Bruce Wannamaker

University Mentors
Gabriele Martin
Vicky Wang
Karen Lee
Roan Dawson

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