Eastern Washington University Team - "The Prizmaticians"
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Estaban Rodriguez-Marek, Electrical Engineering Department
I am an Electrical Engineering major in my Junior year. I have always enjoyed thinking critically about problems, fiddling with and dismantling electronics. I have participated in the FIRST robotics competition and built my own bench top power supply. I also enjoy making LEDs light up in various fashions by making little circuits. Some other hobbies include journaling, playing bass and talking with friends about big philosophical concepts.
Hi, I’m Brian Benge and I am a nineteen year old college student attending Eastern Washington University. I have just started my degree in mechanical engineering but I’m also considering a degree in computer engineering. While in high school I took part in the First Robot’s Competition which really sparked my desire for engineering. My hope is to someday work for Microsoft, NASA or some other related job. I want to be able to apply the knowledge I gain though out my academic career towards the progression of technology and ideas in the world, my goal is to help change the world for the better.
I was born in Spokane and have lived here all my life. For high school I attended East Valley High School where I took the advanced math and science courses. At the start of my junior year I began attending Eastern Washington University through the Running Start Program. By the end on my high school year I had enough credits to have junior level status when I continued my education here in the fall. For the first two years out of high school I focused my studies on Biology and Chemistry classes before realizing that these courses did not interest me nearly as much as my physics classes. Now I am a senior in the Electrical Engineering program and will graduate in December of 2013.
Kelly Fay is a Mathematics major at Eastern Washington University with a goal to teach mathematics. He has a junior standing and is taking a diverse array of courses in the sciences and in his selected major. While not professionally proficient in the sciences of engineering, being a leader of his high school's FIRST Robotics team (East Valley's team 2148) has given him many skills applicable to the design and execution thereof of the spectrograph. He is also off-put by speaking in the third person, but does it sometimes anyways.