About Us

Information about Deep Blue Robotics

Who We Are

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 199, Deep Blue Robotics, is a second-year team established in August of 2015 by students at Carlmont High School to make STEM and business education accessible for Carlmont students through the avenue of FIRST. Deep Blue Robotics participates in FRC, the FIRST-organized robotics competition. Each year, we are handed a challenge from FIRST and have six weeks to build a robot to overcome that challenge. To learn more about FIRST and FRC, visit the FIRST website at firstinspires.org.

The people that constitute Team 199 include Carlmont students partaking in our Engineering Robotics class and/or our after-school club, as well as our invaluable mentors and supportive parents.

Mission

The mission of Deep Blue Robotics is to provide students with the opportunity to explore STEM fields and develop engineering, project management, and community relations skills in an engaging and challenging environment. We are dedicated to thriving as a team, and further extending our hands to greet more members of our community with the gracious professionalism and technological opportunities that FIRST has to offer.

History

Deep Blue Robotics has grown enormously as an enterprise and as a community since our foundation in 2015. Based at Carlmont High School after breaking off from FRC Team 100 at Woodside High School, we have worked hard to grow from a garage team without adequate shop space and tooling, staff resources, or funding, to a well-equipped team integrated into our school and local community. On the team, any Carlmont student that wishes to join and dedicate time has the opportunity to learn first-hand about essential technical and business skills, giving them priceless career experience and intellectually inspiring them through the potential of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Our progress has been dramatic, and our organization is expanding still. Starting in the 2016 school year, the team now has an official course at Carlmont High School, entitled Engineering Robotics, which is opening a huge opportunity for technical and entrepreneurial training and non-rushed development of our team's priorities, optimized structure, and efforts to engage with the community. Such a quick expansion would not have been possible without the advice and dedication of our mentors, the financial support of our sponsors, the invaluable help of our past and present core teachers, and our school administration's kind accommodation of us.

Our Mentors

We can't thank you enough!

Al Davies
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Alex Shimota
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Bill Crook
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Blane Stroh
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Bonnie Wolf
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Cameron Young
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Charles Shanefelter
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Chris Moropoulos
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Cristina Tudor
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Curt Nehring
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David Talcott
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Dean Brettle
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Jim Wilfong
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Matt Moropoulos
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Michael Gottesman
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Olga Strongin
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Rene Saltzherr
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Sally Piao
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Shimpei Koike
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Stoyan Gaydarov
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