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Meet Vince Osorio, Robotics Enthusiast, and Former Zen Maker Lab Student

Meet Vince Osorio, a past Robotics Academy Student who is now making his mark as a mentor in the world of robotics. Vince has always been fascinated with robots since he was young, and it has always been his dream to become an engineer. In 2020, during his grade 10 year in high school, he was introduced to the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). The experience of working with a design team to solve challenges together was both challenging and fun. He participated in the competition again in 2022 with a new set of teammates, and together they overcame obstacles to pursue challenges as a team.

The summer after the 2022 competition, Vince had the opportunity to work with Zen Maker Lab to showcase their robot in public. Seeing the number of people interested in robotics further fueled his desire to pursue engineering. After graduating high school, Vince decided to enroll in the Engineering Transfer Program at Capilano University to pursue his dream of becoming an engineer.

Currently, Vince is mentoring two FRC teams, team 8331, which was his team last year, and a rookie team, team 9292. From building a simple base of the robots to selecting motors for movement, Vince is helping these teams effectively compete against other teams in the region with his help and the other mentors. As an aspiring engineer, Vince hopes to continue his transfer to the University of British Columbia and study mechanical engineering.

Vince's passion for robotics and engineering is not only reflected in his personal pursuits but also in his desire to inspire the next generation. Through his mentoring, he hopes to share his knowledge and experience with young students who are interested in robotics and engineering. By doing so, he aims to motivate and encourage them to pursue their dreams and reach their goals.

Vince Osorio's journey is a testament to the power of perseverance, dedication, and hard work. His passion for robotics and engineering is truly inspiring, and his commitment to mentoring and inspiring the next generation is remarkable. As he continues his journey toward becoming a mechanical engineer, we wish him all the best and hope that he continues to inspire others to pursue their passions and dreams.

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