As the Engineering President of the team, Jeremy coordinates the design of the robot between all the engineering departments, plans our goals throughout the year, and manages our plan for the 6 week build season. Jeremy can often be seen biking around San Marino or playing volleyball for his school team. His “spirit” animal is a black poodle with an afro. Studies have shown that such species of dogs require around 30 minutes of sleep per day, if at all.
Amanda is our Business President this year. She is in charge of the business, operations, and marketing aspects of the team, such as contacting sponsors, handling registration for events, communicating with teachers and parents, and delegating tasks to the rest of the business department. Outside of robotics, she participates in speech and debate, soccer and jazz band. Her spirit animals are owls and raccoons because they’re equally cute so she can’t decide.
Business President Emeritus
Marcus is the Business President Emeritus this year, as he was the Business President in 2020-2021. He provides guidance and leadership to the cabinet and the team. Outside of robotics, Marcus is an Eagle Scout, the President of his school’s Key Club, and an avid cyclist. He enjoys playing chess and curating Spotify playlists, and his spirit animal is the panda.
Yuxiang oversees mechanical design plans, ensures that the team has the necessary materials and tools, and manages the fabrication of the robot. Outside of robotics, he plays the alto sax in marching band, and also enjoys playing piano. He is in the science team and math team. His spirit animal is the elephant. Studies have shown that elephants in the wild require only about 2 hours of sleep per day, if at all.
Dowson supervises the rest of the business department and finance operations, and teaches new members of the team about business. He helps maintain the team’s public image by way of publicity, outreach, and marketing. Outside of robotics, Dowson is on the Varsity Golf Team, San Marino Math Team, and Red Cross. His spirit animal is a dog, and a fun fact about him is that he looks like Russell from Up.
Gavin Morris & Lillian Panning
Our mechanical captains, Lillian and Gavin, lead the prototyping and manufacturing of parts and mechanisms, and train new members in manufacturing skills.
Anderson will design and lead the construction of the electrical board for the robot. He will also train new members in wiring and circuit design. Outside of robotics, Anderson plays the trumpet. His spirit animal is the sloth. A fun fact about Anderson is that he is a keyboard enthusiast.
Kevin leads the programming of the robot. He also trains new members in Java, OOP, and FRC programming. His main goal for this year’s season is to expand the programming team and optimize the robot code as a whole. A fun fact about him is that he still cannot blow a bubble from bubble gum. His spirit animal is also the quokka.
As the CAD captain, Aiden uses CAD (Computer Aided Design) to design the robot. After the CAD department creates the robot blueprints, the mechanical department follows the design to build the robot. He also plays tennis for San Marino High and likes to build PC’s. His spirit animal is the quokka.
Samuel helps the team coordinate the design process when building projects throughout the year, and enables the team’s success in competitions by collaborating with other robotics teams.
Finance and Graphic Design Officer
Makenna creates logos, designs team apparel, creates posters and social media posts for our team, and manages the team funds and transactions. Other than Robotics, Makenna plays viola, badminton, and basketball. Her spirit animal is a duck; they’re very cool.
Public Relations Officer
Rachael assists with managing our social media, helping promote robotics, and making sure that robotics has a positive presence in the community. Her hobbies include watching synchronized swimming (Rachael used to do ballet, so she really likes watching unconventional twists on classical dance) and playing piano. Rachael’s spirit animal is the koala. On average, koalas sleep between 18-22 hours a day.
Celine plans out robotics events, and helps publicize them by making graphics for social media. She also writes articles regarding such events for the San Marino Tribune and takes minutes in meetings. Outside of robotics she participates in ASB, the Debate and Mock trial teams, as well as plays the violin and piano. Her spirit animal is the goldfish.