The future of this world is undeterminable, but one thing is known for sure: technology is going to play a key role in our daily lives. I chose to do robotics to see if I wanted to pursue a career in engineering. Furthermore, I wanted to learn how to code; I am sure that knowing how to code will help me in the future.
But now I think that robotics isn’t only beneficial in academics, it is fun and engaging. Our team consists of many people (including myself) that had no idea how to code or build robots, but week after week I am surprised by how much we are learning as a team.
Robotics also gives me a chance to practice my teamwork and cooperation: there are many times during our meetings when I am frustrated or confused, but I have learnt to listen to everyone’s reasons and ideas, as well as asking questions when I need help. The whole FIRST community is very welcoming and it is amazing how all teams help each other out. This stimulates a professional work environment (especially the pressure experienced during League Meets).
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