The Detroit Catholic Central robotics teams are coached by Heather Vingsness and Nick Aiello. Their leadership is instrumental in providing the opportunities for students to learn through robotics at CC.
The CC Shambots FIRST Robotics team is also guided by a team of professional mentors who provide support for the team. They provide guidance in engineering design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer-aided design (CAD), software engineering/computer programming, finance, marketing, social media, graphic design and web design. This year our mentors include :
Richard Boerema, Mechanical Team
Wende Boerema, Business Team Lead Mentor
Jarrod Brown, Controls Team Lead Mentor
Scott Campbell, Mechanical Team
Andrew Kokoska, Mechanical Team Lead Mentor
Joe Lemieux, Head Mentor
Tony Mazzocco, Controls Mentor
Andy Vassallo, Business Team Mentor
In addition to our mentors, parents are instrumental in supporting the team by mentoring and providing professional expertise, providing family and corporate sponsorships, food for build nights and competitions, carpooling to competitions, assisting with planning and fundraising, spirit wear, outreach events, community service, field trips and team unity events.