Team 5437 - Student Run & Student Done
"Gracious Professionalism is part of the ethos of FIRST. It's a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community.Dr. Woodie Flowers - FIRST National Advisor & Pappalardo Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, MIT www.usfirst.org/aboutus/gracious-professionalism
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."