Learn more about our 2022-2023 Beak Squad Members!

  • Mechanical
Abby F. 2024

"This is the first year I’m really committing to robotics, and I’m so excited for the season. I love the community and how students teach and support one another. I’m so thankful for such amazing coaches and teammates."

  • Business & Branding
Aiden T. 2026

"I wanted to join an afterschool activity and work on graphic and website design. My favorite part of robotics is working with my friends and competing. I love being a part of this team and I have high hopes for upcoming competitions."

  • Mechanical
Andrew C. 2025

"I joined because I wanted to spend more time with friends and learn how to use CAD. I enjoy making robots and competing against other teams. I hope to continue learning valuable life skills and digging deeper into CAD."

  • Mechanical
Austin T. 2025

"Robotics allowed me to pursue my interest in design and it was an interesting way to gain knowledge on the subject as well as hang out with my friends. Personally, I think the best parts of robotics are maintenance checks, CNC manufacturing, and alliance strategies."

  • Controls
Carson R. 2024

"I've enjoyed programming for a very long time, and my brother, who also enjoys programming, introduced me to robotics and all the coding that goes into it. Robotics has challenged me more than anything else. It's truly developed my problem-solving, time management, programming, and teamwork skills far more than any other activity in my life."

  • Business & Branding
Chi-Chi Q. 2026

"I was looking for opportunities for collaboration and leadership experiences, and robotics sounded like a fun option. It’s rewarding to see the effort we put in as a group be demonstrated through our results."

  • Business & Branding
David M. 2026

"I’ve always had an interest in and fascination with robots, so to have the opportunity to actually build a robot is amazing. I get to follow my passion to a level of depth I could never have imagined."

  • Controls
  • Mechanical
Gabe Stu. 2026

"I’ve always wanted to learn how to do programming, so I joined robotics as an educational, engaging way to work with code. I’ve made many close friends on the team that make practices and competitions even more fun."

  • Controls
  • Mentors
Gabe S. 2013

"After being on the team its first two years, I am very happy to be able to come back and help as a mentor."

  • Business & Branding
  • Mentors
Jane H.

“The Business and Branding subteam lets students tell our story through robot cards, webpages, video and team spirit items.  At robotics it is my pleasure to help the students discover the joy of creation and how to problem solve sharing 4028’s accomplishments with a broader audience.”

  • Mechanical
  • Mentors
Jeff S.
  • Mechanical
Josh E. 2024

“I joined the Beak Squad because I like building things. Even though we didn’t get to attend competitions last year, I still took advantage of every opportunity to learn how to be a valuable member of the team. This year, I look forward to competition season, where I can see my hard work pay off.” 

  • Mechanical
  • Mentors
Justin Z.

"I am passionate about the mission of FIRST and proud to be a part of it. There is nothing that prepares kids with such a diverse set of skills for the real world. Rapidly developing, complex, world-class machines alongside talented future engineers is a rich experience that changes the lives of those involved. I am so excited to see what these kids will accomplish next.”

  • Controls
Kaveri E. 2024

“I’ve always wanted to go into engineering and on the Beak Squad, I have learned how to program and wire robots so I can’t wait to apply those skills during build season. I’ve learned so much about programming and I hope to leading the Controls Sub-Team in the coming years.”

  • Controls
Nick W. 2025

"I joined to enhance my coding knowledge and to be a part of a world class team. I love participating in competitions, specifically being the head of strategy in alliance selections. Robotics has become a huge part of my life and I’m looking forward to competition season."

  • Mechanical
Preston M. 2025

“I really enjoyed my FTC robotics team last year and I have enjoyed being on the Beak Squad even more! I have learned so much about coding and 3D model designing. I can’t wait to help create a successful robot design and to win our competitions.”

  • Mechanical
  • Mentors
Ryan K. 2020

"Robotics has taught me about life, engineering, teamwork and sharing experiences. No one person can build a robot in 6 weeks, so we need to work together."

  • Controls
Samantha B. 2025

"I joined to be able to obtain the skills and knowledge I might need in a future career. I love learning about various coding skills and techniques. Additionally, I appreciate how I can learn at a pace that works for me with my friends. Robotics has really helped me grow as a coder and a student. It has given me skills and memories that have impacted me in a positive way."

  • Controls
Samantha P. 2025

“When I first heard about the Beak Squad, I thought it sounded really fun. It’s definitely been a lot of hard work, but I’ve learned so much. I can’t wait for the competition season because I really think we’ll have a chance to win.”

  • Mentors
  • Team Management
Scott R.