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FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a robotics competition platform for junior high and high school students worldwide. Park City High School Robotics Club serves eight FTC teams participating in the FTC 2020-2021 Ultimate Goal Game.

Park City High School Robotics Club • Volunteers
  • Coach: Sheri Prucka sprucka@prucka.com 281-831-7040
  • Coach: Matt Prucka mwp@prucka.com 281-830-7109
  • Mentor: Jaden Robertson
  • Mentor: Henry Silverman
  • Mentor: Jake Stocker

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Sheri Prucka

Coach

Sheri Prucka has been coaching FTC and FLL robotics teams since 2009. She holds both Bachelors and Masters' degrees in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. During her masters' studies, Sheri focused on robotics and medical applications.

After working as an engineer for IBM and Schlumberger, she and her husband (also an Electrical Engineer) founded a company, Prucka Engineering, focused on building medical instrumentation for Cardiac Electrophysiology, which became the premier provider of this type of instrumentation. She sold the business to GE Medical Systems in 2001.

Sheri is currently President of HRS Systems, Inc., a company that develops software for hydraulic analysis software for sprinkler system design used in the fire protection industry. She is also president of Wasatch Lusitanos, LLC a company which breeds, imports and trains Lusitano and Spanish horses for equestrian sports in the United States.

Sheri has focused on volunteering, serving on numerous advisory boards, including many at Georgia Tech. She continues to work closely in a volunteer capacity with her favorite scientific conference, Computing in Cardiology, which is held in a different location around the world each year.

But Sheri's favorite volunteer activity is working with students on robotics. After coaching community teams in FLL and FTC (starting with her daughter's girl scouts troop), Sheri began coaching robotics at the Park City High School and was able to help three Park City Teams earn invitations to the FIRST World Championship in Houston in the 2018-2019 FTC Season.

Park City Robotics has access to a full machine shop, and students are building robots using CNC and waterjet technologies, and learning java programming.

Sheri Prucka sprucka@prucka.com

Matt Prucka

Mentor

Matthew W. Prucka was born in Omaha, Nebraska on June 27, 1962. He graduated Cum Laude from Rice University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1984. He then worked for IBM in Boca Raton, Florida designing the arithmetic unit of a RISC processor for the RT computer. In 1986, he returned to Houston to work with Christopher Wyndham, MD at the Baylor College of Medicine to design and build an innovative 128 channel mapping system that was used to treat arrhythmias during open heart surgical procedures.

In 1988, Mr. Prucka founded Prucka Engineering, Inc. with Sheryl S. Prucka, in order to build computerized diagnostic equipment for cardiology. The company’s first product was CardioMapp®, a 256 channel next generation open heart mapping system, which was released in 1990. This product was sold to the majority of the major heart surgical centers around the world. The company’s next product, CardioLab®, was released in 1992, and was an advanced computerized diagnostic device which is used in the electrophysiology lab in order to treat arrhythmias using cardiac catheters. In 1996, CardioLab was expanded to also perform advanced hemodynamic procedures including angioplasty and coronary stint placements. The assets of Prucka Engineering, Inc. were sold to General Electric Medical Systems in 1999. He was then the General Manager of the GE Invasive Cardiology Division until 2002.

Mr. Prucka is married to Sheri Prucka, and is the father of two children, Elizabeth and Alex. In his spare time, he enjoys hockey, skiing, biking and most outdoor activities. Currently Matt is the Trustee for the Park City High School Hockey team, President of the Park City Ice Miners Youth Hockey Program and President of the Bald Eagle Home Owner’s association.

Mr. Prucka is a Volunteer Coach and Mentor to the Park City Robotics Club. He conducts robot design reviews, oversees the robot parts ordering system, assists students in the machine shop, gives CNC lessons, registers teams to compete at qualifiers, does whatever is needed...

Matt Prucka mwp@prucka.com

Jaden Robertson

Coach

Jaden's love of robotics and engineering started when he joined FIRST Lego League (FLL) during the 2011-12 "Food Factor" season when he was 12 years old. At Park City High School, he joined FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team 5667 Robominers during the 2014-15 "Cascade Effect" season. In 2017, during the "Velocity Vortex" season, Jaden's team Robominers became the first FTC team from Utah to advance to the FIRST World Championship in Houston, where Robominers placed fourth out of 128 teams worldwide. Now, a senior at the University of Utah, Jaden is a candidate for an Honors Bachelor of Science in Architecture with a Minor in Urban Ecology and a Dean's List distinction, and plans to pursue a Master of Science degree after college. Jaden is currently a robotics coach for Park City Robotics and is passionate about sharing the enormous benefits of FIRST, robotics and STEM.

Henry Silverman

Mentor

University of Michigan, University of Utah

Valentin Astie

Mentor

UC Berkeley

Park City High School Robotics Club

Meet our 8 Teams • 2020–2021 Ultimate Goal Game

5667 Robominers

  • Zerin Robertson

  • Tavian Robertson

5895 Asteria Robotics

  • Isabella Andrews

  • Kate Rooney

5804 The Botgineers

  • Sofia Anderson

  • Bryson Garland

  • Hale Nickell

  • Brady Boyle

  • Finn Boyle

  • Will Smyth

10694 Chromatic

  • T.R. Bullock

  • Nikolas Castleberry

10695 Theta Robotics

  • Evan Ayers

  • John Vazquez

12351 Nuclear Minds

  • Jake Stocker

  • Jack Giebe

  • Joe Minson

  • Lindsay Miller

  • Brayden Drury

12376 Yolk

  • Ryan Su

  • Nathan Drury

  • Alexander Kent

18591 Perspective

  • Mark Pilzer

  • Mia Cutler

  • Derek Su

PCHS Robotics Club

Meet our 7 Teams • 2019-2020 Skystone Season

12384 Checkmate

  • Krystal Pilzer

  • Mark Pilzer

5667 Robominers

  • Zerin Robertson

  • Tavian Robertson

12351 Nuclear Minds

  • Jack Giebe

  • Lindsay Miller

  • Carson Glass

  • Jake Stocker

  • Jonah Miller

  • Brayden Drury

10695 Theta Robotics

  • Alex Alden

  • Evan Ayers

  • John Vasquez

  • Eli S

12376 Yolk

  • Ryan Su

  • Alexander Kent

  • Nathan Drury

5804 The Botgineers

  • Brady Boyle

  • Finn Boyle

  • Will Smyth

  • Hale Nickell

  • Alex Kuck

  • Sofie Anderson

10694 Chromatic

  • Nik Castleberry

  • Brendon Ross

  • Jake Day

  • TR Bullock

  • Andrew Miller

  • Spencer Miller