Dean’s List Award at FRC Wisconsin Regional

I won the Dean’s List Finalist Award for the FIRST Robotics Competition regional in Wisconsin. Only 2 students of 60 teams were chosen as finalists.

Info from FIRST Robotics website:

Dean’s List Award Winners

The Dean’s List Award began in 2010 to celebrate outstanding student leaders whose passion for and effectiveness at attaining FIRST ideals is exemplary. In an effort to recognize the leadership and dedication of the FIRST most outstanding FRC students, the Kamen family sponsors this award for the selected top students.

The students who earn FIRST Dean’s List Award status as a Nominee, Finalist or Winner, will be great examples of student leaders who have led their teams and communities to increased awareness for FIRST and its mission all the while achieving personal technical expertise and accomplishment. It is the intention of FIRST that they will continue on, post-award, as great leaders of the ever growing FIRST student alumni community and as advocates of FIRST.

Students are nominated by their team mentors.

Criteria for selection of the FIRST Dean’s List shall include, but not be limited to:

Demonstrated leadership and commitment to the ideals of FIRST
Interest in and passion for a long term commitment to FIRST
Overall individual contribution to their team
Technical expertise and passion
Entrepreneurship and creativity
Ability to motivate and lead fellow team members
Effectiveness at increasing awareness of FIRST in their school and community”


I created this in the summer of 2014. Everything works great, but at this point I am trying to add additional features to the quadcopter. Many of the parts came from Aeroquad, and the controller on board is an Arduino Mega with many sensors! This project was very rewarding to see hard work come to life, especially after the first takeoff! Although it suffered a few crashes, it still works great.