HHS Robotics Coaches
Mrs. Dickison is the Media Specialist at Hagerty High School. She was part of the Inaugural opening staff in 2005 and has over 18 years of experience in education. She has presented at the state and national level conferences on topics of educational technology, online learning, media literacy, and teacher professional development. She is the original founder of Hagerty Robotics in 2010 and has been instrumental in our progress and success. Mrs. Dickison finds sponsors, fundraising opportunities, and outreach events for the club to participate in. She dedicates hours to looking at forums and finding the answers to the questions the teams may have. In addition to her role as a coach, she is the school’s Robotics program administrator where she prepares reports for the district. She also helps with the Robotics Initiative for Seminole County Public Schools. She loves all things robotics, the students, and encourages the club to reach for world championships. She is the glue that keeps us all together!
Mr. Ibarguen teaches Robotics and Advanced Placement Computer Science classes at Hagerty. This is his second year as an educator. He left his job as a software engineer at the Symantec Corporation to make a difference by teaching programming to high school students. He is a coach for the Robotics Club and sponsors the Programming Club. He helps students when they hit a wall with programming and guides students to find solutions on their own. His calm demeanor helps us all focus and stay on task. He makes sure we have check lists for each event so that we don’t forget anything for an event! In addition to coaching, he helps with driving team members to events. We are so happy to have Mr. Ibarguen as a coach as we can rely on his field of expertise from the business side!
Mrs. Agramonte-Harper teaches Spanish classes at Hagerty. This is her second year at Hagerty, and prior to her current job she worked at Seminole Virtual School. This is her 28th year as an educator. She has also worked for a technology company as a customer service representative; testing software and teaching the data management system. She has supported Robotics at the elementary level as a judge in the past. She now serves as the Director of Communications for Hagerty Robotics and supports the members by helping to update the website, write letters to sponsors, and contributing wherever else she is needed. In addition, she helps with driving team members to events as well as being there to support our hard-working teams!
HHS Robotics Mentors
Mr. Harper has assisted the Hagerty Robotics Program as a mentor since 2011. He didn’t even have any children attending our school then! He works at UCF’s College of Engineering. Mr. Harper loves challenges, especially with robotics. He made a driverless car out of his wife’s car, which made it to the finals of the DARPA Urban Challenge in 2007, and was on the BattleBots TV Show. He introduced the team to the Mini Urban Challenge in 2011 where our school placed 2nd at the National Competition. He helps us design using PTC Creo, build, and program the robot using RobotC and Java. He also helps drive the students to competitions and outreach events. He spends many hours each day, even on the weekends, assisting us with our robots. He won Tesla Robotics League’s Mentor of the Year in 2013. Mr. Harper has a wealth of knowledge and is always ready and willing to teach us. We are lucky to have him as our mentor as he provides us access to UCF’s Innovation Lab where we can use laser cutters, 3-D printers, and other tools to make parts for our robot.
Ian Nelson is the head of Technical Integration for the Generator Service Engineering within Siemens. Ian is an electrical engineer with 22 year experience at Siemens, with a primary focus on Generator Service Engineering and Flexible AC Transmission Systems. Ian has 4 years of experience supporting First Lego League teams and 1 year mentoring First Tech Challenge teams at Hagerty High School.
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Brad is a supervisory engineer with the Navy. He has many years of experience with conducting research and development of simulation for training. He’s managed labs, conducted studies, and has authored several technical papers. Brad has a Bachelors degree in Engineering from Temple University, a Masters degree in Engineering Science from Penn State University, and is pursuing a graduate certificate from Georgia Tech in modeling and simulation. Brad is a mentor for both of the Hagerty Robotics teams. He is interested with inspiring students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. He is particularly focused in streamlining processes for this year’s teams and for future teams.
Space Coast League Leadership
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