Glenn Lee was awarded the Woodie Flowers Award at the 2017 FIRST Championship. Glenn is the lead mentor on FRC team 359, The Hawaiian Kids from Waialua, Hawaii.
Name: Glenn S. B. Lee
Engineer & Project Director
# of years in program: 15
High School attended: Leilehua High School, Wahiawa, HI
Interesting facts: Love Toyota’s, Collecting Toys, Gadgets, and Vintage Items
Favorite memory in robotics: Experiencing the contrast of our team from no program in 2004 to winning the Championship Chairman’s Award in 2011.
Quote: “Everything in life should be parallel and perpendicular.”
Glenn is currently a Career Technical Education Coordinator, STEM Learning Center Director, and Lead Mentor of the Waialua Robotics Program grades 7-12. As the lead teacher and one of the founders of the Waialua Robotics Program, he serves as administrator, construction and design mentor, and drive coach for Team 359.
Team 359 achieved many local Community, State, National and International awards and recognition that reflects the team’s vision and mission to compete globally in STEM competitions and exhibitions.
Team 359 is a highly decorated team winning the highest award in the FIRST Robotics Competition called the Championship Chairman’s Award in 2011 (entering the FIRST Hall of Fame) and winning the highest individual Mentor Award called the Woodie Flowers Award in 2017.
Glenn helped start the program as the 1st organized Robotics Program in the State of Hawaii. Today, there are over 750+ organized Robotics programs in grades K-12.
· In 2009, Glenn received the Hawaii State Teacher of the Year Award in Central District and overall runner up for his efforts as a Science, Math and Robotics teacher.
· In 2011, Glenn received the National Milken Outstanding Educator Award.
· Glenn is also the founder and serves as Board Member and President of the “Friends of Waialua Robotics, Inc.” 501©3 organization that supports the Waialua Robotics STEM Learning Center.