The process of building a robot is neither easy nor stress free. Without our wonderful mentors, the success of the team would not have been possible. Thank you to all of our mentors and supporters for helping the team grow!
Jon graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also received a Master's degree in Construction Management from Polytechnic Institute. Currently, he is working for ConEdison as a manager in automotive engineering. Jon spends almost every waking moment with us during build season as a dedicated mentor. He knows his way in and around the shop! He enjoys spending time with us so much that part of his license plate reads 2265, our FRC team number. Jon's hobbies include mountain biking and fixing motorcycles. He also enjoys long walks on the beach and reading novels.
Fred graduated from SUNY Oswego with a degree in Technology Education. Currently, he is the assistant principal of art, technology, and physical education at his Alma Mater, Bronx Science. He puts his family first and enjoys designing, building, and constructing all types of projects. His family members are active participants in helping us with our endeavors. Fred enjoys sports such as swimming, diving, cycling, and anything having to do with a spherical
object. He also attended open-wheel racing school.
Hilary graduated from Syracuse University with an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. She also received her Master's degree in arts and mathematics education from Bard College. Currently, she is a math and computer science teacher at our school, the Bronx High School of Science. Hilary is the advisor for our team as well as for our brother team, 1155. Her hobbies include dancing, biking, and skiing.
Garrett is a new mentor on our team. He graduated from RIT with a major in Computer Engineering. Currently, he works for IBM as a computer hardware logic designer. He is a strong supporter of our team, and remains as one of our most devoted fans! His hobbies include hiking and photography and he is one of our main photographers during both competitions and build season.
Tom completed his undergraduate education at Middlebury College and earned a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire and a law degree from St. John's University. For the past 8 years he's been a member of the R&D staff at Bloomberg L.P., where he manages delivery of technical training to senior software engineers. He also advises Bloomberg management on software and technology-related intellectual property policy issues. Before joining Bloomberg, Tom held a variety of positions with engineering and financial companies, and was a full-time member of the Computer Science faculty at the N.Y. Institute of Technology. In his spare time, Tom enjoys building and dismantling things, and renovating his home.
Becky Plummer is the team's newest programming mentor. Becky holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maine and an M.S in C.S from Columbia University. For the past six years she's been a member of the R&D staff at Bloomberg L.P. in New York, where she leads a team of software developers who build trade validation and correction tools for clients free with a terminal subscription. Becky is an avid movie goer and in her spare time loves to watch The Big Bang Theory and travel to places with dangerous cuisine.
This section of our mentors page is very special as these mentors were some of the first mentors that the team has ever had. They watched us grow and helped us become a team. Although these mentors are no longer offically part of our team, they are still here with us as they offer their unconditional support. We will always remember them and appreciate what they have done for us.
Nancy Philip graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Math Education. With her Math Degree, she went on to pursue a career as a teacher, beginning at the prestigious Bronx High School of Science, and advancing. Outside of the classroom, Nancy Philip enjoys going to concerts, eating out at different, eclectic restaurants, and browsing music stores collecting CD's from her favorite bands.
Graduated from NYSP, where he received a Bachelor's of Science and Industrial Art Education, Audio and Visual Communications, and Educational Technology at Mercy. He had taught at the Bronx High School of Science for 12 years; his favorite classes to teach were Science and Technology labs. Mr. Rainford's hobbies include skydiving, scuba-diving, and photography. Although he is no longer our mentor, he still comes in once in a while to help around in the shop.
Graduated from the prestigious university of Cornell with a degree in Chemical engineering. She chose to begin teaching at the Bronx High School of Science, one of the specialized high schools in NYC. She has been with the school as a chemistry teacher for two years, and has also mentored our team for two years. When she was not instructing students on the molecular bonds of hydrogen molecules, or helping us bend metal, Dorothy loves exploring the outdoors through hiking and canoeing. She was a wonderful mentor and she still shows her support for the team by helping us whenever she can.