Death, Obituaries : Dr. Woodie Flowers Has Died, See Cause of Death.
Friends and families are paying tributes on social media to Beloved Dr. Woodie Flowers who recently passed away from medical complications. We extend our deepest condolences to Woodie’s wife, Margaret, and all of his loved ones
Woodie Claude Flowers was an emeritus professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His specialty areas were engineering design and product development, he held the Pappalardo Professorship, and was a MacVicar Faculty Fellow.
Cause of Death : Medical complications.
Please take your time to read this amazing tributes posted on social media by fans of Dr. Flower to honor his life and legacy.
FIRST RGV wrote on Facebook.
With heavy hearts, we share the sad news that Dr. Woodie Flowers has passed away from medical complications. We extend our deepest condolences to Woodie’s wife, Margaret, and all of his loved ones. He will be greatly missed by the entire FIRST community.
The Rambots – FRC Team 4571 wrote on Facebook.
We are deeply saddened by the premature loss of Woodie Flowers. He has been an enormous inspiration for the Rambots. His values guided us over the years and shaped us into becoming better people and valuable members of society. It was an honor meeting him last year, the moment which we will never forget. Woodie, Thank you! You will forever live in our hearts. Our deepest condolences to his family and FIRST community.
MOE 365 FIRST Robotics Team wrote on Facebook.
Today we all received some very sad news from FIRST. Woodie Flowers passed away last night. Woodie was a very special human being. FIRST is unique because of Woodie. I have had the pleasure of knowing him personally. He is a true American hero. Wherever you are, please send white light to his wife, Margaret, and to all of us who are better people because of him. -Mr MOE
Katie Johnson wrote on Facebook.
I’m devastated to hear of Dr. Woodie Flowers’s passing. I don’t even know what to say, beyond that he was an incredible person who impacted so many people. He shaped FIRST into what it is today, and it is largely his work that has made FIRST so special to me.
Yale Jiggawattz Robotics Team 6344 wrote on Facebook.
With heavy hearts, we share the sad news that Dr. Woodie Flowers has passed away. 😢
Four of our 2018 seniors & team members 🤖 had the opportunity to meet Dr. Flowers while volunteering at the 2018 World Championship in Detroit.
His encouragement, enthusiasm, and leadership will be missed by the entire FIRST community.
Dr. Woodie Flowers was Co-Chair of the FIRST Executive Advisory Board, Distinguished Advisor to FIRST, and Pappalardo Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Soon after Dean founded FIRST, he and Woodie collaborated on the development of the FIRST Robotics Competition. Woodie was also critical to establishing the ethos of FIRST by coining the term Gracious Professionalism® and nurturing its meaning in his every action.
Cerbotics 4400 wrote
This evening we received with heavy sorrow the unfortunate news that FIRST co-founder, Dr. Woodie Flowers, had passed away.
As the Cerbotics teams’s family we share and add up to the mourn that all the FIRST & STEM teams and organizations are suffering.
Today, we remember him as the pioneer that showed us how an interested teacher could change, in just 3 decades, the way education is conceived, demonstrating that we only need a clear goal and a focused mind to change the world.
Thanks, Woodie, for being such an amazing mentor for all the teams in the world, now it’s our turn to make your efforts be worth it.
Andrew Spiece wrote on Facebook.
It’s a sad day for the FIRST Community. Probably the biggest mentor in my entire life, Woodie Flowers, is no longer with us. RIP my friend. Know that you impact on youth and innovation is unmatched .
Daniel Glenn wrote on Facebook.
We’re entering a very sad period in our robotics community. I, like many, many others, have had wonderful, inspirational, and memorable conversations with Woodie Flowers over the years. I’ll miss him greatly as I both celebrate his life and mourn our loss, always thankful for the time we had.
Windsor-Essex FIRST wrote on Facebook.
With heavy hearts, we share the sad news that Dr. Woodie Flowers has passed away.
He will be greatly missed by the entire FIRST community.
A message about Woodie can be found on the Inspire Blog: firstinspires.org/community/insp…
We will forever cherish Woodie’s surprise visit to this year’s
Thank you Woodie
Mechanical Meltdown: FTC Team 12833 wrote on Facebook.
So very sad to hear that Dr. Woodie Flowers has passed away.
His work through FIRST had a life-changing effect on many young people & I am so very glad to have had the opportunity to meet him a couple of times. He will be greatly missed.
FIRST RGV wrote on Facebook.
Thank you Dr Woodie Flowers for inspiring our educators and students by your kind words and big thinking. You will he missed but never forgotten in the Rio Grande Valley.
FRC Team 1678: Citrus Circuits wrote on Facebook.
Rest in Peace Woodie Flowers. You were an essential part of the FIRST community and have changed so many lives for the better. You will be missed
FRC Team 11 – Mount Olive Robotics Team wrote on Facebook.
Dr. Woodie Flowers who worked 30 years helping the FIRST community has passed away. Team 11 would like to give our condolences to his family and friends. He was an important part of FIRST and was an inspiration to thousands. He will be remembered and missed by the entire FIRST community.
Anonobots wrote on Facebook.
We were saddened to hear of the death of Woodie Flowers today. Without his guidance and core values, FIRST would not have become the amazing community that it has today. May the legacy of the OGP (Original Gracious Professional) live on in the hearts and minds of FIRST students around the globe.
to In Honor of a Hero: Kendrick CastilloJohn Castillo
It is with a heavy heart. That we received news that professor Woodie Flowers has passed away. He was such an inspiration for Kendrick and all of First Robotics
It’s not everyday you get to talk with your Hero like Kendrick did. Can’t believe this , Woodie and his wife sent a condolence card after May 7th.