Bakersfield College Team - "Initrode"
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nick Strobel, Physical Science - Astronomy, Planetarium Director
My name is Travis Burns and I am an Electrical Engineering major currently attending California State University Bakersfield. I volunteer at my church with the youth groups in my spare time. Last year I worked with NASA through the National Community College Aerospace Scholars program for an unmanned mission to Mars project. I enjoy engineering because it lends me to solving complex problems, something that I find both rewarding and challenging.
I am currently a sophomore at Bakersfield Community College and have been raised in Bakersfield practically my whole life. I am a musician at heart and have found a way to incorporate my passion with my major by fabricating and repairing electrical guitars while studying to become an electrical engineer. I have worked in the electrical engineering field as an electrical designer, designing electrical panels to automate waste water and water treatment facilities for roughly 4 to 5 years and have always been welcome to a tough challenge. I enjoy physics and the practical application of math in real world situations and this competition should be a great example of the type of motivating challenge I truly enjoy.
My name is Mark Ralls, and I am from Bakersfield, CA. I am currently enrolled at Bakersfield College with my major in mechanical engineering. I have always had a love for all things electrical and mechanical. And I seem to have to always fix things, make things simpler, easier to use, and faster to enact. It is these traits that lead me to want to become an engineer.
I am a Mathematics major at Bakersfield College looking to transfer to a UC school. I relax by playing video games, reading, watching informative YouTube videos, or hanging out with friends. I think technology is vital to the success of every level of society and people's lives improve as our knowledge of the world increases. I hope to help contribute to that knowledge base in a useful way, since it seems to be the quickest way to help people.