CSU Robotics

All things Robotics

The Team

FACULTY ADVISOR

Dr. Jianguo zhao, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Site director – NSF I/UCRC for Center Next Generation Photovoltaics

Education: B. Tech. 1980, Indian Institute of Technology – Mechanical Engineering

M.E. 1982, Arizona State University – Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D. 1985, Arizona State University – Mechanical Engineering

Research Interest: Making PV electricity a major source of energy worldwide by optimizing CdTe based material processing that can be developed to be scalable and commercialized at affordable cost.

CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Connor Worrell

Education: Mechanical Engineering (Senior) – Colorado State University

Bio: My name’s Connor Worrell. I have an interest in robotics and programming and am the team lead for CSU’s Nasa Robot Mining Competition team.

James Henderson

Education: Mechanical Engineering (Senior) – Colorado State University

Bio: My name’s James Henderson. Mechanical Design and Additive Manufacturing are my strong suits, and I am aiming to get into Product Development as a career. I am the assistant team lead of the CSU’s Nasa Robot Mining Competition team.

Colby Richardson

Education: Mechanical Engineering (Senior) – Colorado State University

Bio: My name is Colby Richardson. I have experience building and repairing drones. I am interested in robotics and power generation/storage. I am excited to be part of the CSU Nasa Robot Mining Competition team.

Jonathan Jacobson

Education: Mechanical Engineering (Senior) – Colorado State University

Bio:My name’s Jonathan Jacobson. I have a lot of experience with programming and FEA and am interested in a career in aerospace propulsion and robotics.

Lex Pollicita

Education: Mechanical Engineering (Senior) – Colorado State University

Bio: My name’s Lex Pollicita. I have experience in robotics starting from high school where I was part of VEX robotics. In college I enjoy mechanical design and construction. I am working towards a career in robotics or product development.

Kyle Ciccarelli

Education: Mechanical Engineering (Senior) – Colorado State University

Bio: My name is Kyle Ciccarelli. I have been working with heavy machinery for the last 4 years, and I am interested in making improvements to past years design. I am going into a career in mechanical design.

Yeshel Bin Akmal

Education: Mechanical Engineering (Senior) – Colorado State University

Bio: My name is Yeshel Bin Akmal. I have a lot of experience with SolidWorks and am working towards the CSWA certification. I am interested in a career in the field of robotics.

Alden Truesdale

Education: Mechanical Engineering (Senior) – Colorado State University

Bio: My name’s Alden Truesdale. I have worked as a mechanic for 6 years and often construct unique solutions to one-of-a-kind problems. I enjoy design and problem solving and am going into a career in the robotic systems field.

Jarryd Meyers

Education: Electrical Engineering (Senior) – Colorado State University

Bio: My name’s Jarryd Meyers. I am a returning senior electrical engineering student, working to complete my bachelor’s degree. I am working on improving the controls system of the robot.