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]
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.
Our Vice President is Philip -- information is currently pending.
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.
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]
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.
Our Treasurer is Jack -- information is currently pending.
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
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
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.
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]
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.
Our Club Chair is Ryan -- information is currently pending.