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Located in Skillman, NJ, FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics has been demonstrating the importance of the STEM disciplines while also developing project management, leadership and teamwork skills since 2004.

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  • Build Season Week #6

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 6 Entering our last week of Build Season, FIRST Team 1403 is collectively working together to put their final touches on their product. After a successful five weeks of build season, all of the sub-teams are almost finished with all of their assignments Team Captain Rhea […]

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    Build Season Week #5

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 5   As the end of build season draws closer, the Robotics room is filled with the frenzied energy typical of Week 5 of the build season. Each subteam is focused on keeping the momentum to make the necessary progress to be ready for the quickly […]

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  • Build Season Week #4

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 4 . The progress during the past couple weeks has been hindered due to the snowstorm but Team 1403 has bounced back this week and made significant headway. Each sub team worked tenaciously during the week to get back on track. As the fourth week of […]

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    Build Season Week #2-3

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Weeks 2 and 3   Despite Winter Storm Jonas’s decimating the east coast this past week, FIRST Team 1403 still maintains its level of progress. As shown through interviews with Team 1403’s captains, the entire team is working together cooperatively to finalize efforts related to the prototype, […]

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  • Build Season Week #1

    FIRST Team 1403 Cougar Robotics Newsletter Build Season: Week 1   The screech of the drill press driving through metal becomes the melody to the whirs of the handsaw, and the clattering of keyboards accentuating the bass line of productive discussion. As week one of the build season comes to a close, each sub-team has […]

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    Cougar Class #5

    At the final Cougar Class, December 16th 2015, the team captain gave a brief presentation that was primarily focused on robots. Next, after reminding the team about Kickoff, Michael Leicht briefly summarized the topics covered in previous cougar classes before beginning the presentation for the final topic. Branding was the focus of this cougar class, […]

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  • Cougar Class #4

    At the fourth Cougar Class meeting, December 2, 2015, the students were divided into nine teams. The subject that night was teamwork. Michael Leicht first gave us a presentation about teamwork. Teamwork means being part of a team, supplying input, building on ideas, pulling one’s weight, and providing support. Tim Leicht described the game for […]

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    Cougar Class #2

    At the second Cougar Class, November 12, 2015, Michael Leicht reviewed past competitions and their requirements. He also explained how the best robotics teams approached each challenge that the competition presented for the past four years. Additionally, Michael discussed strategies that all teams used and explained the importance of recognizing every team member’s ideas that […]

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  • Fall Festival

    On October 31, 2015, an event called Fall Festival was held at Montgomery High School. Fall Festival is an event where the various clubs of Montgomery come together to promote their organizations. At the Fall Festival booth, various members of the team set up an area for children to test the VEX robots and also […]

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    Cougar Class #1

    29 October 2015 Before beginning the activity, Michael Leicht provided insight on the potential effects between two companies that have little to no correlation with one another.  Afterwards, Mr. Leicht expanded upon the principles that Mike had previously touched upon by informing the team of the importance of taking risks during the season. By doing […]

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