Captain
Name: Julia Hsu
Year: 2014
Course: 2, Mechanical Engineering

Most useful skill learned: How to build composite structures.

Favorite memory: Working with everyone at 4AM to finish a 72-hour long layup.

Fun fact: I’m double-jointed in my elbows and hands and eat hot-dogs on a regular basis.

Vice Captain
Name: Thomas Villalon
Year: 2014
Course: 3, Materials Science and Engineering
Electrical Lead
Name: Rose Abramson
Year: 2015
Course: 6-1, Electrical Engineering

Most useful skill learned: How to machine.

Favorite memory: Playing / programming microcontrollers.

Fun fact: Played alto saxophone for 9 years.

Composites Lead
Name: Dillon McConnon
Year: 2015
Course: 2, Mechanical Engineering

Most useful skill learned: FEA Analysis

Favorite memory: Seeing my brake mounts in action for the first time.

Fun fact: I love to ski.

Co-Mechanical Lead
Name: Fernando Cunha
Year: 2016
Course: 2A, Mechanical Engineering

Most useful skill learned: Composites manufacturing.

Favorite memory: Using enough dangerous chemicals that gas masks were needed.

Fun fact: I’m on SEVT.

Co-Mechanical Lead
Name: Andrew Liotta
Year: 2016
Course: 16, Aeronautics and Astronautics

Most useful skill learned: How to make a composite.

Favorite memory: Seeing the car drive for the first time.

Fun fact: I am certified in avalanche safety by the American Institute for Avalanche Research.

Co-Aerodynamics Lead
Name: Carolyn Wozniak
Year: 2015
Course: 2, Mechanical Engineering

Most useful skill learned: Working with composites.

Favorite memory: Laboring for countless hours on the lower body layup with the whole team.

Fun fact: I fold modular origami.

Co-Aerodynamics Lead
Name: Trang Dang
Year: 2015
Course: 16, Aeronautics and Astronautics
Name: George Hansel
Year: Graduate Student
Course: 16, Aeronautics and Astronautics
Name: Bruce Arensen
Year: 2014
Course: 2, Mechanical Engineering

What you would name the car: Juggernaut

Favorite memory: One of my favorite memories from WSC 2011 was the morning of dynamic qualifying. The day before, we received word that our battery pack was not going to arrive. We went around asking the various teams if we could borrow some batteries. Fortunately, University of Michigan gave us their spare pack and our EE’s spent the night wiring together a new one. We tested the pack quickly in the morning, and with about half an hour left to qualify, our car made it around the track! During that whole week, we had repeatedly had issues arise, and it didn’t look like we would be able to race. In the end though, we were able to overcome all of those things that were thrown at us.

Name: Chris Pentacoff
Year: Alumnus
Course: 16, Aeronautics and Astronautics
Name: Mario Prado
Year: 2016
Course: 2A, Mechanical Engineering

Most useful skill learned: Composites and welding.

Favorite memory: Trying to build a composite while trying to maintain a clean conversation.

Fun fact: I can never be President because I was born in Cuba.

Name: Nate Abebe
Year: 2016
Course: 6-1, Electrical Engineering
Name: Deborah Ajilo
Year: 2015
Course: 2, Mechanical Engineering
Name: Kelly Ran
Year: Alumna
Course: 6-1, Electrical Engineering

Most useful skill learned: How to talk when 5 other people are trying to talk at the same time

Favorite memory: Sleeping under the stars in Australia; getting to know my awesome teammates

Fun fact: My name is a sentence.

Name: David Ye
Year: 2015
Course: 6-1, Electrical Engineering
Name: Abubakar Abid
Year: 2015
Course: 6-2, EECS and 8, Physics

What you would name the car: Comet

Most useful skill learned: Running CFD simulations

Favorite memory: Running CFD simulations (just kidding)

Fun fact: I worked with Ken Jennings last summer.

Name: Alastair Gregory
Year: 2014
Course: 2, Mechanical Engineering

Most useful skill learned: Use of OpenFOAM CFD Software.

Favorite memory: Driving fast in a circle to test when the car starts to skid.

Fun fact: Ginger haired sailing instructor.

Name: Angela Zhang
Year: 2015
Course: 6-2, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Most useful skill learned: How to hold the solar panel with the least amount of effort.

Favorite memory: Going on ASC 2012 and chugging more energy drinks than I can remember during the race.

Fun fact: My favorite coding language is Pig Latin.

Name: Jody Fu
Year: 2015
Course: 2A, Mechanical Engineering

Most useful skill learned: Solid Works and Composite Layups.

Favorite memory: While we were waiting for an intron to test material strengths, Thomas showed us a “homemade instron” which consisted of a metal tube which stood on three legs, a metal bar that slipped into the tube, and a 40 pound weight. We placed aluminum honey comb inside the tube, slipped the bar into the tube and laboriously placed the weight on top of the bar and dropped the tube and weight together to smash the aluminum honeycomb. There were many trials. It was quite amusing.

Fun fact: I’ve visited more countries than my age.

Name: Nicci Cazares
Year: 2015
Course: 2A, Mechanical Engineering

Most useful skill learned: Solidworks and welding.

Favorite memory: Driving the car, and then getting stuck in it.

Fun fact: I’m a black belt in Taekwondo.

Name: Karen Hao
Year: 2015
Course: 2, Mechanical Engineering

Most useful skill learned: Solidworks.

Favorite memory: Seeing the car for the first time.

Fun fact: I sing and dance in the shower.

Name: Shannen Kizilski
Year: 2015
Course: 2, Mechanical Engineering

Most useful skill learned: FEA

Favorite memory: Machining a single brake mount for seven consecutive hours starting at 10pm (and not finishing it).

Name: Sherry Ren
Year: 2015
Course: 2, Mechanical Engineering

Most useful skill learned: Machining.

Favorite memory: Snapping a drill bit while trying to drill a hole into the steering rack and having to drill from the other side to push the drill bit out.

Fun fact: I’m a fencer.

Name: Roger Lo
Year: 2016
Course: 2A (6), Mechanical Engineering with Electrical Engineering

Most useful skill learned: Solid works, CNC mill.

Favorite memory: Learning how to use a cnc mill

Name: Jacob Shearman
Year: 2016
Course: 2A, Mechanical Engineering

Most useful skill learned: How to salvage solar panels from horrendous soldering jobs.

Favorite memory: Attempting to climb into the car.

Fun fact: I’ve biked coast to coast across America.