Friday, May 08, 2015

2015-16 Leadership

For the first time in team history, we have two ties for leadership. For business director, Tiara and Mikey tied with 17 votes each. Edesiri and Gabby tied as candidates for outreach director at 16 votes each. They will remain as co-heads.

2014-15 Student Leadership (Old)
President: Leah Green (senior)
Vice President: Omena Mushale (junior)
Engineering Director: Armando Mora (senior)
Secretary: Mackensie Murphy (junior)
Business Director: Patricia Mendoza (senior)
Outreach Director: Edesiri Mushale (sophomore)

Design Heads: Will Asper (senior) and Mackensie Murphy (junior)
Electrical Head: Patricia Mendoza (senior)
Mechanical Head: Nick Fisher (junior)
Programming Head: Aaron Singh (senior)

2015-16 Student Leadership (New)
President: Ryan Lee (senior)
Vice President: Connor Thrasher (junior)
Engineering Director: Nick Fisher (senior)
Secretary: Mackensie Murphy (senior)
Business Directors: Mikey Acosta (senior) and Tiara Dayrit (junior)
Outreach Directors: Gabby Hansen (junior) and Edesiri Mushale (junior)

Design Head: Mackensie Murphy (senior)
Electrical Head: Johnny Perez (junior)
Mechanical Head: Mikey Acosta (senior)
Programming Head: Ryan Lee (senior)

2014-15 RPM Leadership (Old)
President: Mr. Mark Crusoe
Vice President: Mrs. Ruby Mora
Secretary: Mrs. Melanie Green
Treasurer: Mr. Duane Murphy

2015-16 RPM Leadership (New)
President: Mr. Mark Crusoe
Vice President: Mrs. Bernadette Aldrich
Secretary: Mr. Greg Duffy
Treasurer: Mr. Duane Murphy

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Giving Back to Genentech

Today, we visited the Genentech facility in Vacaville. There, we demonstrated our 2013 robot, Beowulf, and displayed its Frisbee-shooting ability to children of Genentech workers, as it was "Bring Your Children to Work Day." We also set up a VEX field for children to drive the little VEX robots around, mounting skyrises and cubes. Heimdall is still in the middle of the U.S. somewhere, probably in a warehouse waiting to be shipped. We gutted Freyja and Fergie, as well as our 2015 practice bot. The only functional robot we have right now is Beowulf, though that will most likely be "refurbished, as many of its elements (e.g. polycord, "Fruit by the Foot", intake design elements) are almost completely worn out.