Team Captain & Awards Lead
I'm currently the leader of Team Pangaea, as well as Awards Lead and Lead Scout! I've always been a lover of all things STEM, and an avid writer, which, coupled with my love of video games, made joining Team Pangaea during our rookie year an easy choice! It's awesome to be a part of such a supportive community, and I'm excited to help work with such a talented group of kids this year! My biggest goal for the team is to see how we can best make an impact in our community, undertaking more outreach efforts this season, in order to help foster STEM education throughout Mumbai and the greater India community.
Team Captain, Finance & Programming Lead
My favorite aspect of FIRST is the supportive environment. I really enjoyed interacting with fun and friendly robotics nerds and loved how all teams were helping each other, so though it was a competition, it didn't feel competitive. I spend my days playing cricket, tennis, guitar, video games (I enjoy Rocket League — only for FRC driving practice, of course— and CSGO), as well as programming, eating, binge-watching TV, and sleeping.
Driver, Outreach & Electrical Lead
I'm currently the leader of the Outreach committee within Team Pangaea. I've been able to help the children and friends within Mumbai and spread the goals and values of FIRST, something that I truly enjoy doing. I love the competitive yet friendly environment that FIRST has to offer; both incentivizing teams to win but nevertheless being one of the most friendly competitive environments I've ever been part of. Outside of FIRST, I play games—namely Rocket League—and also play tennis, as well as programming games and other small programs.
Safety Lead & Outreach Member
I love everything about FIRST: everyone is super nice and enthusiastic. The fact that there's a huge community of people who have this collective dedication to robotics is amazing and being able to be a part of it is an amazing opportunity. Outside of first, I stress eat a lot.
Interacting with other teams is something that I like about FRC. The environment at the competition is so positive and happy. Outside of FRC, I like to play computer games such as Fortnite and Call of Duty. I also like to play football and tennis
I am currently the head of the media committee for Team Pangaea. This is my first year in robotics and I've really enjoyed learning new skills, bonding as a team, and working together for a common purpose. The team is full of great people that make robotics a really enjoyable experience and big stress reliever from school. I'm excited for our upcoming events and competitions and am sure that everyone else is too. Outside of school, I enjoy playing a variety of instruments, playing sports like basketball, and reading books.
I draw and make things for fun.
Awards & PR
My favorite thing about FIRST is the atmosphere. There is a simultaneous competitive and friendly atmosphere in the competition. Teams are always inviting and helpful, and it doesn't even matter if you are playing against them in the next match! I also hit the gym a lot. #swolclan
This is my first year with FIRST and Team Pangaea, but I really love all the passion and energy everyone brings to the team. Outside of Team Pangaea, I enjoy playing sports and participating in theater productions!
I'm an ordinary student who loves computer games more than studying. My favorite thing about FIRST is being able to do what feels like professional engineering outside of my school curriculum.
It was fun watching different types of robots from other teams competing with each other at the FIRST Robotics Competition. Outside of FIRST, I like dancing to K-Pop and playing video games.
This my first year as part of both the FRC and Team Pangaea. I really like FRC since I get to do something that I enjoy and to be in a great environment. Something I like to do outside of school is play video games like Call Of Duty, CS:GO and Fortnite. I also like playing sports such as soccer and cricket.
As a part of Team Pangaea, I am excited to explore areas in robotics, STEM and technology and learn about how they can creatively and scientifically make our world a better, smarter and safer place. I have begun to participate in and enjoy STEM pursuits, so now is my time to learn and practice various skills, work with like-minded peers, and of course, enjoy! Having lived in multiple countries, I also love absorbing different cultures and learning new languages. Along with Robotics, I play the saxophone, enjoy theater, sing, and take up many public speaking opportunities!
I joined Team Pangaea because I was curious to learn more and I wanted to make a contribution to the team. I have enjoyed being a part of the Outreach committee as it has allowed me to work with my teammates to help inspire others. In addition to FIRST, I love swimming, doing service work, and learning about neuroscience.
I enjoy being a part of Team Pangaea because people are enthusiastic here, and I get opportunities to participate in lots of activities. Also, the committee which I'm part of, Outreach, is really amazing since we can plan activities or reach out to other groups. Outside of FIRST, I like listening to the music, taking photos, and playing sports.
I joined Team Pangaea because I was always interested in robotics. Though only my first year in Pangaea, (and as a member of the FRC), I am excited about for how the year will turn out. Outside of robotics, I enjoy reading and researching spooky stuff, playing the guitar (or doing anything musical), philosophy, social sciences, and playing video games.
I was part of the Team Pangaea last year, but I couldn't travel due to conflicts with other activities. This year, I rejoined, as this is a great opportunity for me to learn new skills outside of the classroom environment. I am part of the Finance Committee, and am currently working on getting companies to sponsor our journey!
Demba Hacko Yattara
Team Pangaea has got to be one of the most welcoming groups I've ever taken part in. Although there are clear leadership roles, equality is always prioritized—people are respected for their ability and skills, and welcome no matter what. Before joining the team, I thought robotics was nothing but programming, but in reality, there are so many different subcommittees that bring the team to life.
I joined the team as I am interested in pursuing a career in STEM, as well having an impact on my community. My favorite aspect of FIRST is the positive impact that we impart on our community and the creative outlet that it provides. I am a member on the finance team and the awards team, though I am happy to help any committee that needs it. Outside school, I enjoy playing and watching sports (football, table tennis and volleyball), hanging out with friends and playing video games.
This is my first year with Team Pangaea, and I really enjoy the energy and the members. I joined because I wanted to see what robotics was all about, and because I had friends that were joining!