Through my 4 years with The Gearheads I learned about how to work in groups and make connections. Because of my experiences on Team 102 I had many doors opened for me throughout my college career.
“Being on team 102 for 3 years has taught me the fundamentals of engineering and working in a team environment. I worked on the mechanical team and was team manager my last year on the team. Growing as a team and making memories with friends will always be a great memory to look back on.”
“In my 3 years as a member of team 102 I learned much about engineering, programming, and electrical work that is needed when building a robot. In addition, the memories I made with old and new friends will last forever.”
I joined the team when I was in a really bad place mentally. 102 became a place outside my home where I felt respected, appreciated, and wanted. It also created an environment for me to face and overcome major anxieties. When my time as a student was done, I was much more comfortable in my own mind and was ready to face the wider world.
My time on team 102 allowed me to gain leadership experience as well as project management skills. I attribute my success as Leading Petty Officer for number 2 Reactor on USS George HW Bush directly to the skills I gained from leading my peers on the team. The team also helped me learn to be more outspoken and improve my public speaking.
Team 102 gave me the confidence I needed to pursue engineering as a career. They taught me how to be good teammate and leader, and the Gearheads are the reason why I am an Electrical Engineer. They instilled a passion for learning and helping others that has opened doors for me to intern at Analog Devices, NASA and Relativity.