Alexander - Mechanical Manager, design
As a Senior, this is Alexander's third year doing robotics. Apart from mechanical, Alexander is also the safety manager. You DON'T want to see you walking around the lab without safety glasses. When he isn't in the lab, he can be found training and competing in Wushu, Chinese Martial Arts, as a member of Team USA.
AMBER - SOFTWARE manager
Amber is the north star of the software department, shining brightly to guide the team to success. Her curly brown hair resembles a tumultuous chocolate river which helps give her the confidence to lead her department with grace. She boasts a lofty view of her team members from her noodle-like height. She also dabbles in drive team, and some even say she likes it.
Andrei - Control systems manager, mechanical
Hey kids! Andrei Stoica has been involved in robotics for three years, and it's pretty safe to say that robotics is the only thing that he has going on. Sometimes he likes to play video games, but that only really happens when he's pissed off about Hammad, a member of his department.
BEn - media manager
Ben is the manager of the media department. He enjoys taking photos and making short films.
DAVID - MECHANICAL manager, design
This is David's fourth year on the team and he is a member fabrication and design department. His passion for robotics is only eclipsed by his passion for getting SICK VALUE using the Chick-fil-A one app (available on android and IOS) where you can mobile order ahead, earn free treats, have access to a customized menu, and much more.
HANNAH - MECHANICAL manager, Design
This is Hannah's fourth year on the team. Hannah is a manager of the fabrication department and is heavily involved in design. Outside of robotics, Hannah enjoys running, baking, crocheting, and winning.
Jackson - chairmans, mechanical
Have you heard about the Chik-Fil-A cow? How about the Chik-Fil-A boy? Meet Jackson, the chicken-loving-Chairmen’s-doing boy wonder! Catch a wink from this coy kid, and watch as your heart, and snapchat score, soar!
Jonathan - Robot software
Jonathan is the kind of person who doesn't know what to put in his bio. Perhaps one day he'll think of something clever. He's probably too busy with robotics, video games, or sleep right now though.
NATALIE - MECHANICAL, Non-Robot Software
Natalie is a passionate and involved member of the Flaming Chickens. This is her fourth year on the team, and she is certified in almost every department. Natalie enjoys most sports and puzzles. When something goes wrong, as it often does, her favorite exclamation is “yikes!“.
NICHOLAS - MECHANICAL manager, DESIGN
You might be wondering what the blinding light in the corner of the lab is- not sparks flying from the metal grinder- it is Nicholas’s sparkling personality! Bright-eyed and eager, Nicholas springs from task to task, ready to meet any challenges posed to him.
NOOR - control systems
Noor is the sweatiest member of the controls department -- her commitment to the team is so intense she doesn't even stop to shower after sports before coming in. Her third year on the team, Noor's smile and extensive passion for LEDs light up the department. Noor is well known for her humble attitude and fetish for zip ties. Other than robotics, Nar can be found swimming with her fellow Whal's in the ocean. Noor's is ecstatic to burn it up with the chickens in Huston this year!
TYLER - OUTREACH manager, community engineering manager
After three years of FIRST LEGO League and a trip to the world competition, he's excited to be a part of the Flaming Chickens. Tyler is clear, agreeable, nice, and universally necessary for life. If water were a person, that person would be Tyler.
Aarushi - mechanical, Control systems
This is Aarushi's third year on team 1540. She is in the fabrication, controls, and outreach departments. If she ever gets around to it, Aarushi may finally get her design 2 certification. In her free time, Aarushi enjoys chicken wings, hanging out with friends, and music. Aarushi's favorite quote is, "Life is soup but I'm a fork."
Amy - mechanical
In addition to her work in the fabrication department, Amy is accomplished at drawing beautiful diagrams for chemistry. Outside of robotics, Amy enjoys viola, teaching music lessons, science, poetry, and coffee cake. She lives by the mantra “it’s one to one.”
annika - community engineering, mechanical
Annika works in the Community Engineering department. She enjoys working on projects that have a positive environmental and/or humanitarian impact. Outside of CE, Annika can be found on the soccer field, skiing on Mount Hood, or playing the violin.
AVery - mechanical
This is Avery’s third year on the Flaming Chickens, but they previously did 4 years of FLL which made them excited to enter FRC in high school. They work in the fabrication department. Outside of robotics, Avery enjoys soccer, reading, music, and tofu.
duncan - mechanical
Duncan was too lazy to fill out a 5 minute form to write a bio, but he wasn't too lazy to write a bio about being too lazy to write a bio. He sure is a swell chap.
DYLAN - Non-Robot Software manager
This is Dylan's third year on the team. Dylan knows 100 digits of the square root of 2.
james - mechanical
This is James' second year on the team. He does fabrication, and is interested in design. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing videogames, and going camping.
Lauren Mei - Chairman's manager, outreach, mechanical
This is Lauren Mei's third year on the Flaming Chickens, and she has previously done two years of FLL. She enjoys spending time in the theater, getting 10 hours or more of sleep, and being salty while dissing everyone.
LIAM - ROBOT SOFTWARE
Liam participates in the Media and Fabrication departments, but his passion is for communism.
Lucy - Media, mechanical
As a junior this is Lucy's second year of robotics. If she is not in the lab she can probably be found reading.
RUBY - Control systems
This is Ruby's third year on team 1540. She works in the controls department and outside of robotics, she enjoys reading, rock climbing and eating candy.
TRistan - Non-Robot Software manager, Competitive Analysis
Tristan doesn't know what to write but he has an inspirational quote for everyone: "King cobras eat other sneks, you know." #sneks.
Zack - Robot Software
This is Zack’s third year on the Flaming Chickens. He can usually be found working on robot code, whether inside or outside of the lab. Zack enjoys tennis, chai, and good coding practices.
Daphne - mechanical
This is Daphne’s second year on the flaming chickens. She loves birds, writing poetry, playing piano, and creating art.
Eric - mechanical
This is Eric's second year on the team.
kristin - mechanical
This is Kristin's second year on the robotics team. As a freshmen she works in fabrication and design. On top of robotics she also likes to play lacrosse and be outdoors. Her favorite subjects in school are Math and Science.
mick - mechanical
Mick is a freshman, working primarily in the Fab department. He hopes to clear build season without breaking any important machinery.
tiffany - mechanical
Tiffany, also known as The Tiffinator, is a sophomore and a Flaming Chicken fanatic. She is in the fabrication and outreach departments. Outside of robotics, Tiffany really enjoys taking tests. She is perpetually energetic, enthusiastic, and engaged - in other words, crazy (in a good way).
Nate - software
When Nate isn't doing robotics, he's probably programming something else, climbing, or playing guitar. Nate is a devoted Linux Penguin and a strong believer that Linux solves problems, not creates them...Sometimes.