Past Mentors


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Al Mothersele

Subteam: Team leader

FIRST Experience: Team 177 (1994-2016)

Occupation: Director of Technology Systems and Programs at South Windsor Public Schools

Education: Central Connecticut State Universiy

Favorite FIRST Moment: Winning the 2010 Championship

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David Shroeder

Subteam: Controls

FIRST Experience: Involved with Team 177 since 2010

Occupation: Software Engineer at Persco Inc

Education: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Favorite FIRST Moment: N/A

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Jamie Lang

Subteam: Marketing and Business Administration

FIRST Experience: Involved with Team 177 from 2012 to 2015

Occupation: Technology Education Teacher at South Windsor High School

Education: CCSU, Boise State, and Kansas State

Favorite FIRST Moment: "Winning the New England Championship in 2014 and seeing the students' hard work pay off. "

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Debby Tavernier

Subteam: Marketing and Business Administration

FIRST Experience: Involved with Team 177 from 2013-2017

Occupation: Teacher at Tolland High School

Education: Keene State College and the University of Connecticut

Favorite FIRST Moment: "Seeing the Bobcat robot on the billboard while on the subway in St. Louis"

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Chris Carnevale

Subteam: Mechanical

FIRST Experience: Team 299 (2003-2006), Team 148 (2007), and Team 177 (2008-present)

Occupation: Project Enginerer at The Lee Company

Education: BSME: Clarkson University
Masters of Engineering, Mechanical: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Favorite FIRST Moment: The roller coaster ride that was in the 2010 Robotics Season.