Hammond High 
School  Robotics

Team Ursa Major

Hammond High School Robotics

Alumni

          Mentors

Name
 Position
 Current Occupation
 Robbie O.
Mechanical
Team Leadership
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Mechanical Engineering
Jon W.
Mechanical
Team Leadership   
Lehigh University
Chemical Engineering
 Ed S.
CAD
Mechanical
Pennsylvania College
Robotic Automation 
 Laurence M.
Electrical
Programming
University of Virginia
Mechanical Engineering
 Jade S.
Funds
Team Leadership
Elmira College
Psychology/Writing
 Felipe P.
CAD
Jazz Piano/Music Therapy
Connor T.
Mechanical
Team Leadership
University of Massachusetts
 Industrial Engineering
 Phillip S.
Mechanical
 Navy
 Girik K.
Mechanical
Strategy
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Information Systems
 Yechun F.
Outreach
CAD
Cornell
Chemical Engineering
 Julie N.
Mechanical
Driving
University of Massachusetts
Mechanical Engineering
 Sarah H.
Outreach
Team Leadership
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Mechanical Enginering
 Eric N.
Programming
Electronics
 Carnegie Mellon

 Jeremy G.
 Mechanical
 University of Maryland College Park
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
 Ivan K.
 Mechanical
 University of Maryland College Park
 Moriah C.
 Aeronautical Engineer
 Embry-Riddle University, Bell Helicopter
 Faith C.
 Project Manager
 University of Maryland College Park
Mechanical Engineering
 Sherri G.
 Mechanical 
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering
 Sam M.
 Mechanical
 Syracuse
Mechanical Engineering
 Rainor D.
 CAD
 Texas A&M
 Ameer M.
 Mechanical
 Uniiversity of Maryland College Park
Mechanical Engineering
 Kyle I.
 Mechanical
 University of Maryland College Park 
Mechanical Engineering
 Jacob M.
 Mechanical
 Capitol College
 
Current Mentors

Mr. Desportes

David DesPortes works as a Packaging Systems Engineer at The Sun Products Corp. in Baltimore. He has worked for 32 years in project and systems engineering in many industries. He has a Bachelors in Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Tech.


Mr. Counts

Mr. Counts has over 30 years of software development, systems architecture, and project management experience. The primary focus of his experience has been in real-time embedded systems at the operating system level and the development of communications systems.


Charlie Crews

Charlie Crews is a Software Engineer at Exelis. He has been with ITT for eight years. He received a Bachelors in Computer Science from Virginia Tech in 2005. At Exelis, Charlie has had the opportunity to work in many different areas of software development. 


Eric Adler

Eric Adler is the Antennas and RF Technology Integration Branch Chief at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL). He has been with ARL (and predecessor organizations) for over 26 years. He received a BSEE in 1985 from Rutgers University, College of Engineering and a MSEE in 1990 form Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory.


Bobby Nanan

Bobby Nanan is a Mechanical design group lead at the Goddard Space Flight in Greenbelt Maryland. He has 30+ years of experience in the aerospace field. NASA & NRL.

Currently he is the lead mechanical designer on the NASA MMS project

He is also a sitting a member on the GSFC Applied Engineering & Technology Directorate diversity and inclusion committee.

Robbie Oehrli

Robbie Oehrli is a Senior Mechanical Engineering major at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.  He co-founded the team with Mr. Cullings in the 2009 season during his senior year at Hammond High School and has returned every build season since to help mentor the team.

Phyllis Hestnes
Phyllis Hestnes is an Associate Branch Head for the Science Data Processing Branch at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She has 20+ years expierience developing avionics. She is currently the electrical systems lead of the NASA NICER payload that is scheduled to launch for the ISS in August 2016.

Miguel Iraola
Miguel Iraola is a Partner and Director of Planning for Hord Coplan Macht, an planning and architecture firm in Baltimore, MD. He is a landscape architect by training, and has helped the team since 2011. 

Vince Muscato
Vince Muscato is a technology teacher at Hammond High school. His first year on the team is 2014 . He took over the teacher mentor position from Eric Cullings when he decided to teach closer to home. 
Mentors Emeritus

Eric Cullings: 2008-2013

Jeremy Cromer: 2008-2012

Dr. Brett Lapin: 2010-2011 
Mr. Tom Castelli: 2008-2010
Dr. Joe Johnson: 2009-2010
Mr. Patrick Jordan: 2008-2009