Who is Foximus-Prime?
The Foximus-Prime Robotics Club is a Yorkville IL. community robotics club.
Yorkville robotics started in 2011 at Yorkville High School. Since our beginning we have competed in FIRST Robotics Competitions. Our members are students from Yorkville High School. We are part of the Yorkville District 115 School district.
“ FIRST is More Than Robots. FIRST participation is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspire them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21 st century work-life skills. Read more about the Impact of FIRST. ”
Foximus-Prime robotics consists of high school age students, mentors, teachers, professionals, and parent volunteers.
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Gracious Professionalism is part of the ethos of FIRST and Foximus-Prime. It's a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community.
With Gracious Professionalism, fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate notions. Gracious professionals learn and compete like crazy, but treat one another with respect and kindness in the process. They avoid treating anyone like losers. No chest thumping tough talk, but no sticky-sweet platitudes either. Knowledge, competition, and empathy are comfortably blended.
In the long run, Gracious Professionalism is part of pursuing a meaningful life. One can add to society and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing one has acted with integrity and sensitivity.
Coopertition® produces innovation. At FIRST, Coopertition is displaying unqualified kindness and respect in the face of fierce competition. Coopertition is founded on the concept and a philosophy that teams can and should help and cooperate with each other even as they compete.
Coopertition involves learning from teammates. It is teaching teammates. It is learning from Mentors. And it is managing and being managed. Coopertition means competing always, but assisting and enabling others when you can..