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Mentor spotlight is Robert Palmer!

  • What do you do in your spare time?

What spare time? I play soccer, read, design gadgets.

  • What year did you join the team?

“ 2011”

  • What motivated you to be a mentor?

My daughter was joining the team and mentoring sounded like fun.

  • What did (do) you do for a living?

I design RFID products.

  • What have you gotten out of mentoring students on the Robotics team?

It’s very fun and rewarding seeing students lean and grow, especially over the years.

  • Give me an example of a time that you felt above and beyond while being involved with the team.

Watching the reactions of the drive team when they won at Smokey Mountain Regional in 2013.

  • In what way do you assist the team?

I help with all areas, but I focus on software and electronics.

  • How long have you been part of the team?

This is my 4th year.

Mentor Spotlight of the Week 1/23/15