Trevor is currently a Junior at UAA pursuing degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Systems Engineering. Having participated in FIRST robotics for seven years and competed at the world level, he wanted a new challenge. As the lead of the electrical team and vlog creation, UAA robotics will be the perfect place to be challenged in multiple ways, as well as to build connections for a future in engineering. He currently works as a college math tutor and enjoys photography and videography.
Vice President, Science Testing Lead
Heather is an amateur traditional cryptographer, published research scientist in the field of Astrophysics, and third year Mathematics student at UAA. From a young age she has been fascinated with the hidden complexity surrounding our everyday lives. She brings to the team years of prior robotics experience, but Heather is excited to expand her horizons and try new things. Using her substantial mathematics skills, she is an integral part of our programming & software team. Without any current plans for the future, Heather is living proof that if you have no place to go, any road will take you there.
Treasurer, Chassis Design Lead
Grey is currently a Junior at UAA pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. His curiosity for anything mechanical started when he got his first car. This curiosity quickly manifested itself in him obtaining project motorcycles and accumulating books ranging from diesel mechanics to gas turbine design. He enjoys the challenge of designing a product with a team and putting theory to the test.
Suspension Design Lead
Erik is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at UAA. Aside from his studies, he enjoys competing in design competitions. He won best design in an app competition for MapPost, a map-based events app. He also received the 1st place award for a LEED certified, 4-person house and community design at UAF, part of a sustainable village competition. As the Arm Design Lead, he is responsible for creating a lightweight and versatile arm, which is critical for the completion of University Rover Challenge.
Erik’s life goal is to become an Automation Engineer. He is compelled to create and improve systems that help society, businesses, and individuals become more sustainable. He enjoys creating value and solving problems. Challenge Erik to a game of chess here.
Elliott is a sophomore Mechanical Engineering student at UAA who has been making cool stuff his entire life. As a high schooler, Elliott started multiple award-winning FTC Robotics teams and mentored many others. After graduating, however, Elliott found that between his engineering classes, mentoring his little sister‘s robotics team, performing with the Anchorage Opera, and work, he had far too much free time. This is why he, along with a small group of other engineering and mathematics students, decided to start UAA Robotics, Alaska’s best and coolest college robotics team.
Elliott is a full time student, but often does contract work, producing promotional videos, and doing CAD design for NDT companies operating on the North Slope.
In his free time, Elliott enjoys photography, music, golf, swimming, and mountain biking.
Arm Design Lead
Peter is in his Junior year in the Mechanical Engineering Department at UAA. At a young age he was obsessed with figuring out how everything works. As a student he is developing a passion for design and engineering. Always demanding more of himself, he set a fast-track goal to complete his engineering program in three years. Despite this herculean effort, he recognized the value of the UAA Robotics opportunity. He continues to develope his role as chassis Design and Marketing Lead, augmenting his education with practical managerial skills.