Fall 2016

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Mentors

Our mentors are the ones advising the project and making sure we don't injure ourselves or burn our budget for something completely unnecessary. They also give neat tips and life advice!

Tim Strueh

Title Advisor
Biography I received my BS and MS Engineering degrees from Purdue and have worked in product design in industry since then. I am currently a Product Engineering Supervisor with TRW and have served as an EPICS team advisor since 2002.
Contact Email Tim here!

Subramanian Chidambaram

Title Teaching Assistant
Biography
Contact Email Subramanian here!

Diego Martinez

Title Project Manager
Major Aerospace Engineering
Year Junior
Biography I am from San Diego, California. I am interested in Aerospace Engineering because I have a passion for space and would like to contribute to space exploration. I've also played soccer since I was four years old and still play in my free time.
Contact Email Diego here!

VOSS Model Team

The VOSS Model team is responsible for maintaining the website for the model and working with our educational materials, such as our small-scale replica of the model for use in educational settings.

Brooke Prestin

Title Design Lead
Major First Year Engineering
Year Freshman
Biography I am a first year engineering student from New Carlisle, Indiana. I'm looking to major in Biomedical Engineering with hopes of eventually working in Warsaw, Indiana. This is my first semester in EPICS, and I'm the Design Lead for the Model Team. I like to play softball and basketball, and I also enjoy watching football.
Contact Email Brooke here!

Kohsuke Kimura

Title Webmaster
Major Electrical Engineering
Year Sophomore
Biography I am a sophomore in Electrical Engineering. I am from Japan but grew up in Singapore. I love playing soccer and video games in my free time.
Contact Email Kohsuke here!

Joshua Childress

Title Project Partner Liason
Major Computer Science
Year Senior
Biography I am a senior majoring in Computer Science, with a focus on Software Engineering. I have attended Purdue University for 3 years, after transferring from Armstrong State University in 2013. This is my first semester in EPICS and I am currently working as a member of the VOSS model team.
Contact Email Joshua here!

Timothy Buss

Title Member
Major First Year Engineering
Year Freshman
Biography FYE planning on computer engineering, from the south suburbs of Chicago. Hobbies: playing soccer, games
Contact Email Timothy here!

Space Education Team

The Space Education Team is helping to develop and promote our educational materials, such as a small-scale replica of the VOSS model for use in educational settings.

Natalie Rubalcava

Title Design Lead
Major Civil Engineering
Year Junior
Biography I am a junior in Civil Engineering focusing on structures. I have been on the VOSS team for five semesters and joined EPICS as a freshman in the learning community. I am originally from Los Angeles, California, but have been living in Indianapolis, Indiana, for the past ten years.
Contact Email Natalie here!

Hannah Louks

Title Project Archivist
Major First Year Engineering
Year Freshman
Biography I am frin Fishers, Indiana. This is my second semester with the VOSS team. In my free time I enjoy swing dancing and watching Disney movies.
Contact Email Hannah here!

Nicholas D'Onorio

Title Member
Major Aero & Astro Engineering
Year Sophomore
Biography I am from Saint John, Indiana and am the oldest of four siblings. I enjoy playing golf and video games and watching soccer in my free time.
Contact Email Nick here!

Kyle Huntsman

Title Member
Major Natural Resources & Environmental Science
Year Senior
Biography I am a senior from Crawfordsville, IN studying Natural Resources and Environmental Science. This is my first semester in EPICS and I am on the Space Education Team. My hobbies include camping, hiking, running and cycling.
Contact Email Kyle here!

Raunaq Kumaran

Title Member
Major First Year Engineering
Year Freshman
Biography I'm from Mumbai, India. I'm currently a freshman, hoping to major in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering. I love soccer, music and Formula 1.
Contact Email Raunaq here!

Divya Natarajan

Title Member
Major Chemical Engineering
Year Sophomore
Biography Hi, my name is Divya Natarajan and I am a sophomore in Chemical Engineering. This is my second semester in EPICS but my first semester in VOSS. I am currently a part of the Space Education team. I am from India, but I was raised and brought up in Thailand.
Contact Email Divya here!

Abhay Sasidharan

Title Member
Major First Year Engineering
Year Freshman
Biography I am a First-Year Engineering student from Kerala, India. My hobbies include playing pool and playing basketball.
Contact Email Abhay here!

GE Display Team

The GE Team will design and build an educational and engaging display to showcase a fan blade from the General Electric GE90 (the world's largest aircraft engine).

Akshay Rao

Title Design Lead
Major First Year Engineering
Year Freshman
Biography I'm a freshman in first year engineering looking into mechanical engineering with a focus in material science. My hobbies include basketball and swimming.
Contact Email Akshay here!

Marc Turenne

Title Financial Officer
Major First Year Engineering
Year Freshman
Biography I ama first year engineering student hoping to major in Aerospace Engineering starting next year. This is my first semester in EPICS, and I am currently on the GE Fan Blade team as well as the Financial Officer for the VOSS team. I am a musician (I play the clarinet and saxophone mostly), a hockey player, and I also play tennis. My dream is to one day work for a large aerospace company and design space flight technology and maybe even go to Mars one day.
Contact Email Marc here!

Karol Blasinski

Title Member
Major First Year Engineering
Year Freshman
Biography My name is Karol and I'm from Poland. It is my first semester here in Purdue and my intended major is AAE. My passions are politics, soccer and airplanes. I have always been involved in social and leadership activities in Poland (such as Teenager City Council), so I am very happy to be a part of EPICS and VOSS Team!
Contact Email Karol here!

Mufaddal Udaipurwala

Title Member
Major Multidisciplinary Engineering
Year Senior
Biography I am a senior in Multidisciplinary Engineering. I was born in Chicago, Illinois, but my parents came to America from Pakistan. I have many different interests in engineering, but I hope to one day work on designing medical devices.
Contact Email Mufaddal here!

Kavitha Perera

Title Member
Major First Year Engineering
Year Freshman
Biography

I am from Colombo, Sri Lanka and I am a First Year Engineering student interested in aerospace, sports and music. My hobbies are photography and travelling.

Contact Email Kavitha here!