Subteams and Leaders

To increase overall efficiency, the team is divided into various subteams and leadership divisions, each working on different tasks. Below, you can find all of the different areas, and what they specialize in. Some positions are yet to be announced, so stay tuned for updates!

Leadership


Team Captains

Our captains lead the entire team so we can work at our best potential. They show great leadership through unique responsibilities and situations that arise throughout the build season, as well as off-season. They with our mentors and leaders to have our team working as a unified, productive whole.

Team Captains

  • 2017 – Ashwan Kadam and Neli Kotlyar
  • 2016 – Aly Hartmann and Alex Pradhan
  • 2015 – Aly Hartmann
  • 2014 – Aly Hartmann

Subteam Coordination

Project_Management_TeamSubteam coordination (previously Project Management) organizes the subteams and their schedules. They make sure the subteams stay on task, on schedule, and productive. They also work to resolve possible conflicts with scheduling, between subteams, and within them as well.

Subteam Coordinators

  • 2017 – Holly Pylko
  • 2016 – Tristan Owen and Ahkil Sondhi
  • 2015 – Tristan Owen

Communication/Events Coordination

Communication and events coordinators work on getting information and updates out to our team and sponsors. They take notes during meetings, and organize those notes into summaries of what’s going on. They also work to get sponsors for the team, and communicate with existing sponsors.

Communication/Events Coordinators

  • 2017 – Akhil Sondhi and Ronan Kenkare
  • 2016 – Tristan Owen and Akhil Sondhi
  • 2015 – Tristan Owen

Marketing/Media Coordination

Marketing and media coordinators monitor and run our social media outlets. This includes our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat. They’re also in charge of the team’s photography, images, and graphics. They also are in charge of the web and graphic design/animation subteam.

 

Media Coordinators

  • 2017 – Neli Kotlyar

Subteams


 

Mechanical

MechanicalThe mechanical team designs, builds, and tests the robot’s physical abilities. This includes creating the chassis, the drive train, and any other specific features pertaining to that season’s game. They work together with the members of the other teams to try to create the best robot possible.

Mechanical Leads

  • 2017 – Kat Curry and Shakeel Farooq
  • 2016 – Alex Pradhan and David Pylko
  • 2015 – Alex Pradhan, David Pylko, Asif Habib, and Eimile Rennoldson
  • 2014 – Alex Pradhan, David Pylko, Asif Habib, and Eimile Rennoldson

Electrical

ElectricalThe electrical team is in charge of wiring the robot. They make sure that all data transfers correctly to its desired location, coordinate battery usage, and determine when the batteries are going to be charged during the competition. Essentially they create and maintain the nervous system of the robot.

Electrical Leads

  • 2017 – Holly Pylko
  • 2016 – Tristan Owen
  • 2015 – Tristan Owen
  • 2014 – Benjamin Pylko

Programming

ProgrammingThe programming team writes the code that allows the drivers to tell the robot what to do and when to do it. They also program the robot to move on its own during the autonomous period of the competition. Without them, it wouldn’t be possible for the robot to do everything needed during the entire competition.

Programming Leads

  • 2017 – JD Thompson and Matt Nolan
  • 2016 – Ethan Otto and JD Thompson
  • 2015 – Robbie Markwick and Ethan Otto
  • 2014 – Robbie Markwick

CAD

CADThe CAD team creates virtual drawings of the parts and systems that we use for our robot. This way they can determine whether a specific part or system will work, and then it will relay that information to the rest of the team. Our CAD team utilizes Autodesk Inventor to create their drawings.

CAD Leads

  • 2016 – Alex Pradhan and David Pylko
  • 2015 – Alex Pradhan and David Pylko
  • 2014 – Asif Habib and Alex Pradhan

Web and Graphics

WebThe web team creates and maintains the website and social media. They are in charge of everything that goes on the site, as well the graphic design, animations, and social media. They program, design, and fix any problems with the site. Along with this, they also take photographs, interact with other teams and sponsors, design our theme, and show our wonderful team to the public.

Website Leads

  • 2017 – Neli Kotlyar
  • 2016 – Neli Kotlyar and Alexa Chew
  • 2015 – Ethan Otto
  • 2014 – Ethan Otto

Graphic Design/Animation Leads

  • 2017 – Anna Dawson and Neli Kotlyar

 

Inventory

Inventory is in charge of recording and organizing the parts and equipment that the team owns. They’re also in charge of maintaining the team’s item database, which keeps track of all the robot parts that the team owns.

Inventory Leads

  • 2016 – Kyle Cullen

Business

The business team is in charge of managing communications with our sponsors. They are also in charge of recruiting new sponsors. In addition, they also manage our finances and make sure to distribute our funds among the subteams. In this way, they ensure that the team can continue for years to come.

Business Leads

  • 2017 – Ronan Kenkare
  • 2016 -Nicole Litterio
  • 2015 – Tristan Owen and Alex Pradhan
  • 2014 – William Marwick

 

Drive Team

The drive team is the team that directly participates in the competition and consists of four members: two driver, a coach, and one human player. The two drivers control the robot; usually one controls the movement of the robot while the other controls the shooting. The human player gets a task every year, and interacts with the game pieces outside of the robot. The coach instructs the drivers and the human player, and helps coordinate the three separate teams on their alliance.

Drive Team Coaches

  • 2016 – Aly Hartmann
  • 2015 – Aly Hartmann
  • 2014 – Aly Hartmann

Scouting

Scouting helps us communicate with other teams during competitions. Scouts talk with other teams about our robot’s strengths, how the robot works, ranking status, and other team statistics. This helps us interact with other teams, strategize with our allies, gain information on our opponents, and form strong bonds and alliances for future matches and competitions.

Scouting Leads

  • 2016 – Aly Hartmann
  • 2015 – Aly Hartmann
  • 2014 – William Wells

 


Safety

Safety makes sure that we stay safe during builds and competitions. They not only keep first aid supplies restocked and available at all times, but take precautionary measures to try and make sure the first aid supplies doesn’t have to be used in the first place.

Safety Captains

  • 2016 – Sam Shebert
  • 2015 – Asif Habib
  • 2014 – Asif Habib