Meet Coach Mark

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Coach Mark has been involved in FLL for the past 12 years.  He has been head coach of his own team since 2005.  He created Ashburn Robotics club to share his passion for FIRST and STEM related activities.  He enjoys teaching, outreach, building robots and creative problem solving.  He also enjoys “thinking outside of the box”.  By day he is … Read More

Meet Vishnu

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Vishnu is a strategist, rule expert, and robot builder on Team Geared Up!. In his free time, he loves playing outdoors with his friends, playing video games, and reading up on any recent new science or technology breakthroughs. FIRST has helped him develop skills in areas such as public speaking, programming, modeling, and strategy. His favorite subject in school is Math and in the future he would like to pursue … Read More

Meet Sneha

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Sneha is a robot builder for Geared UP!, as well as a visual designer. She enjoys reading things, writing short stories, solving puzzles, and learning about science. Outside of FTC, she enjoy playing piano and dancing. Sneha hopes to be either a writer or a chemical engineer in the future.

Meet Ritvik

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Ritvik is a robot builder, rule expert, and programmer on Team Geared UP!. FIRST has helped him develop my skills in teamwork, public speaking, coding, and working with tools. Outside of FIRST, he loves competing in math competitions, reading, working and playing with remote control models, and playing the drumset. His favorite subject, in general, is aerospace. In the future, he would like to become … Read More

Meet Pranav

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Pranav loves to read and can almost always found with a book. On Geared UP!, he is the team’s lead programmer and JAVA expert. He is also very interested in space, physics, and astrophysics (while also being addicted to the science channel). Pranav would like be an astronomer, an astrophysicist or have a technology-related job when he grows up.

Meet Jonathan

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Jonathan is a robot builder and modeler on Geared UP!. He also likes to watch movies and play video games. Jonathan is very interested in space and in aerodynamics and loves history, specifically World War II era aircraft. When he grows up, Jonathan would like a job related to aircrafts or space with an emphasis in technology.

Meet Ananya

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Ananya is Geared UP!’s Outreach Coordinator, PR and Social Media expert and in charge of making sure everyone does what they need to for the Engineering Notebook. Besides FTC, she also enjoys singing classical Indian music.  When she grows up, Ananya wants to be a pediatrician.