I’m an engineer and mentor of the team. My ambition is to spark the fire for STEM in young people so that they will be able to shape the future. Therefore, it is really important that this age group gets in contact with technology very early. At this age they can realize for what all the subjects they learn at school could be used for. It is always a good experience for them to realize that reality is not as easy as they have learned at regular school. However, they have got there the skills to master the challenge not only in robotics but also the upcoming of this century in which collaborative skills are the key for success.
My name is Nico and currently I am studying mechanical engineering at
ETH Zürich. Robotics accompanied me through all of middle and high school. I
started with Lego Mindstorms and transitioned to FIRST Tech Challenge
for the last few years. I have learned a lot of useful skills and felt what it
was like to be part of something greater. Being involved in FIRST and
its community is a lot of fun, and I want to help others experience the same
things I did. I am therefore looking forward to helping the team with my
expertise and seeing the members evolving and improving over the months and
years. And of course, it is always a joy to meet people that are as passionate
and excited about robotics as me. I am happy and thankful to be part of the FIRST
During the last couple of years, I had the possibility to share my passion about problem-solving and science, to gain insight into STEM and to participate as a team at robotic tournaments. After having represented our country at the FIRST Global Challenge 2018 in Mexico City and after having participated in the Dutch and DoDEA FIRST Tech Challenge 2018-2019 Rover Ruckus the time has come to pass the function of team captain to the next generation. I had and still have a lot of fun deep diving into the enormous and fascinating world of STEM before going to study at university and therefore I decided to co-coach the team.
Tech Challenge 2018-2019 Rover Ruckus the time has come to pass the function of team captain to the next generation. I had and still have a lot of fun deep diving into the enormous and fascinating world of STEM before going to study at university and therefore I decided to co-coach the team.