Alumni and Mentors

Alumni
Name
 Position
 Current Occupation
 Robbie O.
Mechanical
Team Leadership
Teacher at Catonsville High School
Jon W.
Mechanical
Team Leadership   
Chemical Engineering
Univ. of Washington PhD Program
 Ed S.
CAD
Mechanical
Pennsylvania College
Robotic Automation 
 Laurence M.
Electrical
Programming
Software Engineer, Higher Logic Corp.
 Jade S.
Funds
Team Leadership
Elmira College
Psychology/Writing
 Felipe P.
CAD
Jazz Piano/Music Therapy
Connor T.
Mechanical
Team Leadership
UMCP Mech. Engineering Masters Program
 Phillip S.
Mechanical
 Navy
 Girik K.
Mechanical
Strategy
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Information Systems
 Yechun F.
Outreach
CAD
Cornell
Chemical Engineering
 Julie N.
Mechanical
Driving
University of Massachusetts
Mechanical Engineering
 Sarah H.
Outreach
Team Leadership
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Rehabilitation Enginering
 Eric N.
Programming
Electronics
Software Engineer Orbital ATK Inc.
 
 Jeremy G.
 Mechanical
 University of Maryland College Park
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
 Ivan K.
 Mechanical
 University of Maryland College Park
 Moriah C.
 Aeronautical Engineer
 Mechanical Engineer AAI Corp.
Faith C.
Project Manager
University of Maryland College Park
Mechanical Engineering
Sherri G.
Mechanical
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Sam M.
Mechanical
Syracuse
Mechanical Engineering
Rainor D.
CAD
Texas A&M
Ameer M.
Mechanical
University of Maryland College Park
Mechanical Engineering
Kyle I.
Mechanical
University of Maryland College Park
Mechanical Engineering
Jacob M
Mechanical
Capitol College
Current Mentors
Reggie Counts

Mr. Counts has over 30 years of software development, systems architecture, and project management experience. The primary focus of his experience has been in real-time embedded systems at the operating system level and the development of communications systems.

 

Charlie Crews

Charlie Crews is a Software Engineer at Exelis. He has been with ITT for eight years. He received a Bachelors in Computer Science from Virginia Tech in 2005. At Exelis, Charlie has had the opportunity to work in many different areas of software development.

 

Eric Adler

Eric Adler is the Antennas and RF Technology Integration Branch Chief at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL). He has been with ARL (and predecessor organizations) for over 26 years. He received a BSEE in 1985 from Rutgers University, College of Engineering and a MSEE in 1990 form Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory.


Bobby Nanan

Bobby Nanan is a Mechanical design group lead at the Goddard Space Flight in Greenbelt Maryland. He has 30+ years of experience in the aerospace field. NASA & NRL.Currently he is the lead mechanical designer on the NASA MMS project.

 

Robbie Oehrli

Robbie Oehrli is a Senior Mechanical Engineering major at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.  He co-founded the team with Mr. Cullings in the 2009 season during his senior year at Hammond High School and has returned every build season since to help mentor the team.

 

Phyllis Hestnes

Phyllis Hestnes is an Associate Branch Head for the Science Data Processing Branch at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She has 20+ years expierience developing avionics. She is currently the electrical systems lead of the NASA NICER payload that is scheduled to launch for the ISS in August 2016.

 

Miguel Iraola

Miguel Iraola is a Partner and Director of Planning for Hord Coplan Macht, an planning and architecture firm in Baltimore, MD. He is a landscape architect by training, and has helped the team since 2011. 


Robert Hopkins

Robert Hopkins is a Mechanical Engineer at Thorlabs Quantum Electronics in Jessup, MD. He was one of the first year members of Team 2849. He went on to join a FormulaSAE team in college. After graduating from University o Delaware in 2013, he returned to Columbia and now enjoys mentoring Team 2849.

 

Sai Vallurupalli

Sai Vallurupalli is a software developer at Bloomberg BNA, where she has worked for the past 21 years.  She has a M.S.E in Biomedical Engineering from the Univ. of Akron and a M.S. in Computer Science. from UMBC.

 

Bill Schneider

Bill Schneider is an instructor of IT courses for software professionals at /training/etc in Columbia, MD. Bill has 28 years experience in sotware system design and implementation for NASA, NSA, and AAA. Bill has an MS and BS in electrical engineering from Auburn University. But more significantly, Bill is an Average Renaissance Joe with interests in a diverse array of life skills that just might help build a better robot.

 

Ms. Cotten

Ms. Cotten is a 17-year educator, mostly in science. She is now a technology educator, and is working on a doctorate in urban education leadership.

 

Mr. Lee

Currently, Mr. Lee is a teacher at Centennial High School. Before he taught, he was an engineer at General Motors, and worked there for about 15 years.

 

Mr. Watson

Mr. Watson is currently a physics teacher at Centennial High School. This is his first year teaching. He was also on robotics team when he was in High School, and he wanted to help ours.

Mentors Emeritus
Jeff Meyers
David Desportes: ?-2016
Vince Muscato: 2013-2015
Eric Cullings: 2008-2013
Jeremy Cromer: 2008-2012
Dr. Brett Lapin: 2010-2011 
Mr. Tom Castelli: 2008-2010
Dr. Joe Johnson: 2009-2010
Mr. Patrick Jordan: 2008-2009

 



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