Ryan Chatterjee

 What grade are you in?
 10th Grade
 How many years have you been on the Cyber Cats?
 3
What sub-teams are you on?
 Imagery, Photo/Video, Digital Media, Business, and Mechanical Team
In what ways do you and your sub team help the team?
My Mechanical team and I are responsible for the design and build of the Robot Chassis and the gear holder. As a part of the Business Team, I am work with writing up grant submissions and contribute to the Business Plan. As a part of the Imagery Team, I work on the design of team spirit wear and the team graphics. As a part of the Digital Media and Photo Video Team, I help with the creation and maintenance of the website as well as the monitoring of Social media. I also help with contributions to the newsletter and formatting and editing it.
What is FIRST to you?
FIRST is where I get to learn all there is about engineering a robot. It is a platform to expose students to all facets of engineering. FIRST fosters leadership skills as well as hones the students skills in the non-technical areas. FIRST has made me realize “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” – John Wooden
What is your favorite memory so far about robotics?
My favorite memory is us going to the State Championships in 2015 to compete for the Rookie All Star Award and getting the opportunity to meet Dean Kamen.
Why did you decide to join robotics?
I have a penchant and passion for building things with my hands and Robotics provided me the perfect outlet to channel this.
What do you want to learn this season?
I want to gain more in depth knowledge on the mechanical and technical aspects of the robot.
What are three fun facts about yourself?
I am an Eagle Scout with 3 palms as of now. I have been on numerous High Adventure trips with Scouts and have been stalked by a mountain lion when hiking the Rocky Mountains.

I have been a National Finalist for the Letters About Literature contest all through my middle school years. I have been felicitated at Comerica Park for winning the Jackie Robinson Essay Contest and got to meet Rajai Davis and Torii Hunter. The first 1 and a half pages on Google are all about me. (Type Ryan Chatterjee Rochester Hills).

I am a part of 3 schools (International Academy OKMA Campus, Rochester High School, and Stoney Creek High School), I play 4 instruments (Baritone/Euphonium, French Horn, Tuba, and Piano), speak 4 languages (English, Bengali, Hindi, and German), cook Indian food decently, have a Black Belt in Kenpo Karate and actually used to play Hockey (and have skated at the Joe Louis Arena).