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Viraj Swaminathan (Electrical & Biomedical Engineering)

FIRST has given me insight on how to implement higher level programming for building autonomous robots. In addition, I've gained hands-on experience by learning how to solder and design circuits using breadboard.

Your FIRST Robotics experience
I was a member of the put crew for team 1075 (Sinclair Sprockets) in grades 11 and 12. Overall, it was a great experience as I learned how to use various machinery and collaborate with my other team members.
 
Why McMaster?
I decided to go to McMaster because of its scenic campus and the university's aim to maintain balanced student life.
 
How did FIRST help prepare you for your university program?
Since I'm in Electrical engineering, FIRST has given me insight on how to implement higher level programming for building autonomous robots. In addition, I've gained hands-on experience by learning how to solder and design circuits using breadboard.