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Student of the Week – Akhil I.

akhilWhat grade are you in?

I’m a junior.

What is your position on the team?

I am currently a sub-team captain who is in charge of designing a firing mechanism for fuel, and a contraption to transport gears.

What have you been working on?

Currently, I have been working on a prototype flywheel launcher for shooting fuel.   

What is your favorite part of Red Alert?

My favorite part of Red Alert Robotics is that students have the ability to learn vast amounts of material about a variety of different topics. For example, students can learn the aspects involved in writing a business plan or, if they are interested in engineering, they can learn how to use industrial tools such as mill.

What are your after graduation plans? College? Major?

After high school, I plan on pursuing a bachelor’s degree in some engineering field, and if possible, a minor in business.Then I would like to get a master’s in engineering at Stanford. Post-college, I plan on starting a company from which I can play a small part in helping change the world.

If you could go back in time, what time period would it be and why?

If I could go back in time I would go back to the Gilded Age so that I could visit America’s first industrial giants. Visiting people such as Andrew Carnegie and John Rockefeller would help me learn the basic business principles of successful people.

Who’s your favorite cartoon character and why?

Although i enjoy a variety of cartoons, my favorite character would have to be Danny Phantom because of his ghost like powers and, most importantly, theme song (which is liiiiit).

Mentor of the Week – Mrs. Baxter

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What do you do on the team?

I am the coach/mentor for non- engineering.

How long have you been on the team?

I have been on the team for 12 years.

What’s your favorite part about being on Red Alert?

I enjoy watching all of our students go pro through their experiences on the robotics team.

What do you do outside of robotics?

I am a Physical Therapist Assistant and I work in Home Health. Most of my patients are 80 or older and it is very rewarding helping them gain back strength following an illness, and listening to their stories.

If you could be anyone you wanted, who would it be and why?

I would be Dean Kamen’s sister, which would allow me to help at a high level with FIRST Robotics.

If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

I would be a cat at my house because my cats are very spoiled, always getting special treats, toys, and lap space to sleep.

 

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Robot Rampage Coffee

robot rampage psOver the years Red Alert Robotics has tried to work with businesses in the community to promote both their business and our team. The people at the Strange Brew Coffee House have been very kind to us and allowed us to sell our own coffee brand called Robot Rampage. For every sale of this coffee Red Alert will receive a portion of the sale. Each sale of this coffee greatly helps our team and will help to promote a  local business in the community.  You can buy the coffee in store or online, the address to their store and website will be posted below. Go check out our coffee!

Store: 4800 West Smith Valley Road, Greenwood, IN, 46142

Website: http://strangebrewcoffee.com

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