MORE ABOUT LEAVE NO TRACE ...
The motto comes from the Boy Scouts. In addition to our participation in FIRST, a couple of our members are also Boy Scouts. Leave No Trace teaches us to respect the environment for other users and for future generations. We used the motto when we were allowed to use machine equipment at Nexus Design, LLC, we wanted to make sure to "leave no trace" in their work space since they graciously allowed us to use it...
Translation- In the spirit of gracious professionalism, when you walk into an environment leave it as you found it.
To Become SUPERHEROES - definitions
• Safety FIRST -we are committed to having a Safe environment, following Safe procedures, going through safety training, safely using equipment and having safe behavior
• UNFLABBABLE - having or showing calmness in a crisis
• POSITIVE- tending to emphasize what is good
• EMPATHETIC-showing an ability to understand and share the feelings of another
• RESOUCEFUL-having the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties
• HONEST-free of deceit and untruths, sincere
• EFFICIENT-achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense.
• RESPONSIBLE-able to be trusted to do what is right and to do the things that are expected and required
• ORGANIZED-having ones affairs in order so as to deal with them efficiently
• EFFECTIVE- successful in producing a desired or intended result
• SUPPORTIVE-providing encouragement or emotional help
MORE ABOUT HOW WE CHOSE THE GOAT
•The 2015-2016 FTC challenge inspired the team to choose the GOAT as out mascot for several reasons:
• First, when realized our robot could climb the mountain and hang by its horns in the final end game - similar to what a Mountain Goat does in life ... climb mountains and use its horns to defend itself or for sparring with other goats.
• Second, some of us realized that there was a goat used in the video animation of the 2015-2016 FTC release challenge, which we thought was cool.
• Third, and this is what sealed the deal, when some of us were watching the Super Bowl and discovered what GOAT meant in sports ... Since Robotics is the "Sport of the Mind", we all agreed it should be our goal, and now the Mountain GOAT as our mascot will always remind us that whatever we do in life we should always strive to be the GOAT.