Current Team

The 2020-2021 team is made up of members from a wide variety of majors and backgrounds. Have a look below at who we are!

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Lydia Delaney

President

YearSenior

MajorEconomics with a Minor in Political Science

Years on TeamFour

HometownGreenwood, Indiana

Highschool Greenwood Community High School

Hobbies plants, kayaking, getting coffee, hiking, camping

Interesting Fact I was in Industrial Engineering until the end of my Junior year, and I have been building chain reaction machines for a VERY long time.

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Josh Amoranto

Captain

YearSenior

MajorMechanical Engineering

Years on TeamFour

HometownMaryland

Highschool

Hobbies

Interesting Fact

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Dawes Dircksen

Vice President

YearSophomore

MajorMechanical Engineering

Years on TeamTwo

HometownThe Farmlands of North East Indiana

HighschoolGarrett High School

HobbiesChain reaction team of course, but also soccer! I like to eat but I can't cook which is a predicament. I play Dungeons and Dragons and like Nintendo video games and board games. I love to swim and watch/play other sports as well.

Interesting FactI have a small scar on my leg from the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C.

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Sydney Hartman

YearSophomore

MajorMaterials Science Engineering

Years on TeamTwo

HometownLaguna Hills, California

HighschoolLaguna Hills High School

HobbiesHiking, Camping, Traveling, Shrinky Dinks, Bad arts and crafts, ~thrifting~, running

Interesting FactI didn't know the months of the year until sixth grade.

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Laura Zerla

Publicity Chair

YearSenior

MajorMultidisciplinary Engineering with a Conentration in Visual Design

Years on TeamFour

HometownFishers, Indiana

HighschoolGuerin Catholic High School

HobbiesPainting, drawing, crocheting, hiking, and making bad puns

Interesting FactI love Cliff Jumping and I have been to over 30 concerts in my life. My Sophomore year, I had one of my drawings displayed at Mitch Daniel's house.

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Andrew Oliver

YearSenior

MajorMechanical Engineering

Years on TeamFour

HometownSt. Louis, Missouri

HighschoolChristian High School

HobbiesDrumming, Disc Golf, hiking, anything outside :), trying new things

Interesting FactI've gone skydiving before

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Charlee Wilhelm

YearSophomore

MajorMultidisciplinary Engineering - Visual Design

Years on TeamOne

HometownBatesville, Indiana

HighschoolBatesville High School

HobbiesPlaying Xbox (no I'm not a 12-year-old boy for playing Fortnite and Minecraft), making digital art (I can kinda make some cool logos), and being a super kool kid ;)

Interesting FactI may or may not have spelled "at" wrong in the second grade.

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Colby Lee

YearFreshman

MajorFYE

Years on TeamOne

HometownHanover, Massachusetts

HighschoolHanover High School

HobbiesGuitar, video games, and Disney entertainment

Interesting FactI wear glasses

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Edwin Upham

YearSophomore

MajorAeronautical Engineering

Years on TeamOne

HometownMadison, Wisconsin

HighschoolWest High School

HobbiesMinecraft

Interesting FactI was an extra in a movie once!

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Eunice Song

YearJunior

MajorMultidisciplinary Engineering

Years on TeamOne

HometownSeoul, South Korea

HighschoolChristian Academy of Indiana

Hobbieswatching movies, playing escape room games, board games

Interesting FactI'm allergic to cats :/

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Freddie Zahn

YearJunior

MajorIndustrial Engineering

Years on TeamTwo

HometownCincinnati, Ohio

HighschoolIndian Hill

HobbiesI like to be active, as in going running, playing a sport, commiting tax fraud in Florida, and being sub par at cornhole.

Interesting FactI’ve lived in Guangzhou, China for 5 years.

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Ishq Patel

YearSophomore

MajorBiochemistry

Years on TeamTwo

HometownElkhart (and so many others but for now this)

HighschoolElkhart Memorial HS

HobbiesI like to play with and make things that are cool, crazy, fun, and/or dangerous with both physical and digital tools.

Interesting FactI have technically killed a shark with my bare hands. It is way lamer than it sounds.

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Kelly Kus

YearSenior

MajorMechanical Engineering

Years on TeamThree

HometownWalnut Creek, California

HighschoolNorthgate High School

HobbiesPuzzles

Interesting FactI am the first female engineer in my family. I broke my tailbone when I jumped off a 30 ft cliff.

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Michael Gospodarek

YearJunior

MajorFinance

Years on TeamThree

HometownKenosha, Wisconsin

HighschoolHarborside Academy

HobbiesLongboarding, photogrpahy, PC gaming, video editing, D&D campaign writing and running, camping/hiking, juggling, and hangin' with my cats.

Interesting FactMy high school brough me camping at least twice every year, and also organized the Boundary Waters trip I went on. Yeah, it was a strange place, based on the Expeditionary Learning model of teaching.

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Ronaldo Huang

YearJunior

MajorMechanical Engineering

Years on TeamTwo

HometownPalo Alto, California

HighschoolPalo Alto High School

HobbiesSinging and Volleyball!

Interesting FactI used to play Double Bass!! (Badly)

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Tim Giannini

YearSophomore

MajorRobotics Engineering Technology and Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Years on TeamTwo

HometownMunster, Indiana

HighschoolMunster High School

HobbiesSinging, video games, YouTube, and any sport under the sun

Interesting FactI have perfomed in the three biggest cities in the US with my High School choir.

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Vikas Devulapalli

YearFreshman

MajorFirst Year Engineering

Years on TeamOne

HometownWildwood Missouri

HighschoolLafayette High School

Hobbiesworking out, sports, PC gaming, listening to music

Interesting FactI have two double jointed arms!

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Vishnu Srinivas

YearSophomore

MajorMechanical Engineering and Computer Science

Years on TeamOne

HometownPalo Alto, California

HighschoolGunn High School

HobbiesQuiz Bowl, Watching/Playing Sports, making friends

Interesting FactWhile walking into a bulding near campus, a middle aged woman once told me "nice legs" so apparently I have nice legs. I also am really good at catching food in my mouth.