Team Captain, Outreach Lead
I'm the current Team Captain of Team Pangaea, and this is my second year on the team. Last year, I was a core member of the Outreach committee, helping foster STEM throughout Mumbai to the less privileged student communities and other international schools. I've enjoyed exploring areas in robotics and STEM and how they can make our world a more efficient and effective place. I'll continue to lead the Outreach committee and will work closely with the Media, Programming, and Awards committees, in particular. Besides FRC, I am also a strong advocate for Student Voice, founding my intra-school project "Code+Red: A Full Stop to Period Emergencies," and co-founding the High School Student Newspaper. I am also the lead tenor saxophonist in High School Jazz Band, a member of the MUN Leadership Team, and the co-leader of "The Girl Effect" CSR club.
Former Team Captain & Awards Lead
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.
Driver, Electrical Lead
In Outreach, 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.
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 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 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.
I am currently a part of the Outreach Committee, as well as the Build Committee. I do not have much experience with building, and would love to expand that. Apart from that, I also do love robotics as a subject, since it is quite enjoyable and working in a team is even more fun. I enjoy teamwork.
I am currently part of the Outreach Committee and Build Committee. I enjoyed being in part of Robotics outreach team last year thus decided to expand my experience with Outreach as well as with building and programming this year. Apart from that, I enjoy listening to music.
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!
Abhijeet (Abhi) Rao
I am currently part of the design committee and would like to be involved with the outreach team too. I enjoy designing and building and would like to expand my skills through designing the team logo, as well as the building component of the robot. I don't have much experience in programming, so would like to learn some of that in the process. I look forward to working with the team.
Taarini (Tara) Weling
Jieun - Alumni
I am currently part of the Media Committee as well as Build. I enjoy building various things, and I wanted an opportunity to improve and work on an actual robot alongside others. I also enjoy playing football and basketball!
Design, Media, Build
Hi! I am South African, and enjoy playing American Football. I also lived in Houston, Texas for five years before moving here. Math is my favourite subject, and I love building things, hence my interest in helping build the robot.