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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.

2491 Kelli Aellen

There are many parts in the process of engineering, from raw ideas to collecting resources to quality assurance, but none are as important as the

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2491 Michael Johnson

I am proud to nominate Mike Johnson for the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award. Mike Johnson is one of the most influential people I have ever

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971 Wyn Shuh

Wyn Schuh’s smile is the best introduction to Spartan Robotics. With one glance, our lead mentor conveys the atmosphere of friendliness and camaraderie that FIRST

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1710 Shelton Heilman

As founder of FIRST Team 1710 fourteen years ago, Matt Breitkreitz inspires every student to believe in themselves, reach beyond their comfort zone and realize

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1710 Corey Brown

Every team requires a leader with the ability to contribute to any situation with a positive attitude. Corey Brown is one of the most influential

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1710 Darren Worcester

When thinking of the pillars that uphold FRC® Team 1710, Darren Worcester immediately comes to mind. Acting as a support and inspiration, Mr. Worcester is

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1710 Brandon Hernandez

Teachers, to most students, are just that: teachers. Our relationship with Coach Brandon Hernandez is much more – as a fellow teacher put it, “he

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3928 Corey Brown

Corey Brown is a really down-to-earth mentor that makes learning fun, enjoyable, and very understandable. He really encourages us to use our minds to problem

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