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Woodie Flowers Award Essay Archive

The Woodie Flowers Award celebrates effective communication in the art and science of engineering and design. Dr. William Murphy founded this prestigious award in 1996 to recognize mentors who lead, inspire and empower using excellent communication skills1. Mentors must win a Woodie Flowers Finalist Award at a Regional or District Championship to be eligible for the Woodie Flowers Award.

EWCP is collecting essays to showcase nominated mentors. Students are encouraged to use these essays as a starting point when writing nominations for their mentors.

2363 Todd Ferrante

Todd Ferrante has been a dedicated mentor to our team since 2011. As a systems integration engineer at NASA Langley, he is beyond well-equipped to

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122 Nate Laverdure

First Robotics Competition team 122, the NASA Knights, wishes to nominate mentor Nate Laverdure. William Arthur Ward once said, “The mediocre teacher tells. The good

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2363 Wendy Bretton

Wendy Bretton first joined Triple Helix four years ago as a software mentor, but her impact on the team has been much larger than that.

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1619 Mike Ott

One day in 2013, an unassuming man, Mike Ott, visited our pit at the CO Regional. We didn’t know it at the time, but he

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1619 Teresa Ewing

Be careful running into this mentor at the grocery store because you might find yourself invited to “visit the team.” Teresa Ewing, lead software mentor

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1619 Bruce Hoiem

“True education will remain a human to human activity.” Dr. Woodie Flowers It is the personal connection that Bruce has with us students at Up-A-Creek

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1619 Tom Glenn

Tom has been a mentor at Up-A-Creek for 6 years. He joined the team in 2013 and is a passionate and invested mentor. The first

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