Denise Carlson

 What is your career?
Materials Engineer (Chemical Engineering)
 How many years have you been on the Cyber Cats?
What sub-teams are you mentoring?
Business Team, Strategy and Scouting, and Program Management
In what way do you and your sub team help the team?
The business team updates our business plan annually, suggesting a budget for the team, identifying sponsors to aid in our overall success. Project management strives to keep the team on schedule, and takes care of the odds and ends of making sure all items are complete and ready to go on competition day
What is FIRST to you?
FIRST provides an opportunity for students and mentors to work together in a fun yet competitive environment, allowing the nerd in all of us to shine through.
What is your favorite memory so far about robotics?
Participating with the students and other crazy mentors during line dancing at the competitions.
What do you want to learn this season?
How to be a better mentor by connecting with the students and watching them become engaged with our FIRST robotics team.
What are some goals you have for the season?
My goal is to make sure that all students who want to participate get an opportunity to do so.
What are 3 fun facts about you?
1. My family calls me the “cat whisperer”.

2. I like to downhill skiing, but don’t get much of a chance during build season.

3. I enjoy singing.