T.E.K. Robotics

at Virginia Tech

President

Position Description

Ryan Freeburger is a Senior studying Computer Science. This is his fourth year with the team and  as Treasurer. Ryan has been involved with VEX Robotics for over 8 years now. While a team member, Ryan served as the Head of Programming and has had extensive experience with Robot C. In addition to T.E.K. Robotics, Ryan has had internships with the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and with the federal government working in field of cybersecurity. In his free time, Ryan enjoys Magic: The Gathering and pleasure reading.

Contact Ryan at: [email protected]

President:

The President supervises all affairs regarding T.E.K. Robotics. The President is responsible for calling board meetings and team meetings, and has the power to sign off for decisions made by the Board of Officers. In addition, the President is responsible for the path of the organization as a whole. Also, the President should have extensive knowledge of the VEX competition, and the ability to relay their experience to team members. The President has been a member of T.E.K. Robotics for at least 2 years and previously served as a board member. 

Vice President

 

Our Vice President is Philip -- information is currently pending.

Vice President:

The Vice President assists the President in the executive functions of T.E.K. Robotics. The Vice President will work with the President to register with the university as a student organization for all events and privileges pertaining to the functions of T.E.K. Robotics. The Vice President has been a member of T.E.K. Robotics for at least 1 year.

Secretary

 

Abby Haden is a Sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech. This is her second year on the team and her first as Secretary. As a team member, Abby was a builder for the robots as well as a Coach at the Nothing But Net competition. In addition to T.E.K. Robotics, Abby completed a Business Development Internship with Northrop Grumman in Charlottesville, VA during the summer of 2016. She is also the leader of a Destination Imagination team. In her free time, Abby enjoys writing, biking, and playing board games.

Contact Abby at: [email protected]

Secretary:

The Secretary will be responsible for recording attendance and minutes at all Board meetings, and maintaining a calendar of all events for T.E.K. Robotics. The Secretary will also distribute a meeting agenda before the Board meeting. The Secretary has been a member of T.E.K. Robotics for at least 1 year.

Treasurer

 

Our Treasurer is Jack -- information is currently pending.

Treasurer:

The Treasurer handles all finances of T.E.K. Robotics. The Treasurer will hold the best interest for the organization's business transactions and investments. All ordered parts go through the Treasurer. The Treasurer has been a member of T.E.K. Robotics for at least 1 year.

Outreach Chair

 
Nayonika Banerjee is a Sophomore studying Electrical Engineering. This is her second year on the team and her first year as Vice President. She was in the FIRST robotics program for 5 years before she joined the team and attended the 2014-2015 World Championships in FTC. Nayonika is a part of the build and design team within T.E.K. Robotics. She studied abroad in Germany, Italy, and Switzerland through the Virginia Tech engineering department during the summer of 2016. She is also the Public Relations officer for the Taekwondo Club at Virginia Tech and is a Mentor for the engineering program, Hypatia. When she has free time she likes to read, dance, and listen to music.

Outreach Chair:

The Outreach Chair shall correspond with outside benefactors and potential corporate donors. Duties include organizing all events that raise funds for T.E.K. Robotics. Furthermore, the Outreach Chair will coordinate all public outreach, community outreach, and outreach to potential sponsors. The Outreach Chair will work in conjunction with the Historian to develop press releases. The Outreach Chair has been a member of T.E.K. Robotics for at least 1 year.

Senior Team Lead

 
Our Senior Team Lead is Zakar -- information is currently pending.

Senior Team Lead:

The Senior Team Lead is responsible for the senior team's building of a VEX competition robot. The Senior Team Lead will ensure the completion for all necessary deadlines. The Board of Officers will appoint a Senior Team Lead who has been a member of T.E.K. Robotics for at least 1 year.

Junior Team Lead

 
Keith Tiemann is a 6th-year Senior studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, focusing on computer vision and AI. This is his 3rd year with the team and first year as a team lead. He currently works for the Hume Center for National Security and Technology and [email protected] in addition to working on multiple project on the side, such as augmented reality, EEG, 3D printing and exoskeletons (at different levels of progress).


Junior Team Lead:

The Junior Team Lead is responsible for the junior team's building of a VEX competition robot. The Junior Team Lead will ensure the completion for all necessary deadlines, and demonstrate competence of passing on knowledge of VEX robotics to new members. The Board of Officers will appoint a Junior Team Lead who has been a member of T.E.K. Robotics for at least 1 year.

Historian

 

Josh Detwiler is a Sophomore studying Computer Science and Math, expecting to graduate in 2019. He has deep interests in artificial intelligence and hopes to someday better connect technology to the humanities through smarter AI. Being his second year with T.E.K. Robotics, he plans to continue building robots on the senior team. Over the 2016 summer, Josh studied for his A+ certification. In his free time, Josh enjoys anything ranging from Project Euler coding problems, to drawing, to studying AI/ML.


Contact Josh at: [email protected]

Historian:

The Historian is responsible for positively representing T.E.K. Robotics through collecting photos at weekly meetings, and all events including service, social, and outreach. The Historian also has a hand in compiling the Engineering Notebook. The Historian will also update the website with current information relevant to the organization and maintain a positive public image. The Historian must have been a member of T.E.K. Robotics for at least 1 year.

Club Chair

 

Our Club Chair is Ryan -- information is currently pending.

Club Chair:
The Club Chair schedules lessons and activities for members of the T.R.E. Club and oversees all of the club's operations. The Club Chair can and will appoint others within the club to help maintain smooth internal affairs. The Club Chair will also promote the organization's opportunities such as events, fundraisers, and community service. The Club Chair has been a member of T.E.K. Robotics for at least 1 year.