David Carlson

 What is your career?
Chemist
 How many years have you been on the Cyber Cats?
3
What sub-teams are you mentoring?
Program Management
In what way do you and your sub team help the team?
We help run the program and attempt to make things go smoothly. I say attempt because this is my first year at this and I’m learning that I don’t know many things.
What is FIRST to you?
First is an opportunity for the students and mentors to learn engineering principles and teamwork.
What is your favorite memory so far about robotics?
The most memorable thing for me was the first qualifying round ever for the Cyber Cats. It was in the Howell District in 2015, and the robot tipped over in the first 10 seconds of teleoperated.
What do you want to learn this season?
I need to learn more about running a team. I hope that the students learn how to quickly make and improve a robot.
What are some goals you have for the season?
I would like our robot to make it to the Michigan state championships.
What are 3 fun facts about you?
  1. I have skied on three continents
  2. I easily get talked into volunteering for things like robotics
  3. I may never see the Detroit Lions in the Superbowl