Mentors

Name: Agata Ciesielski

College: Illinois Institute of Technology

Degree/Year: Biomedical Engineering /2009

Employer: University of Pennsylvania

Rookie Year: 2002

Old Teams: 859 (Boing!), 1739 (Chicago Knights)

Favorite Quote: FIRST is like WWF, but for smart people.” – George H. Bush

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Name: Akash Rastogi

College: Drexel University

Degree/Year: Mechanical Engineer/2015 3yr co-op

Employer: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Rookie Year: 2005

Old Teams: 11 (MORT- Mount Olive Robotics Team)

Favorite Quote: “Success in this game comes from a wealth of ideas and good engineering, not deep pockets.”- Karthik Kanagasabapathy (Team 1114 & Innovation First Inc.)

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Name: David Tovani

College: University of Colorado at Boulder

Degree/Year: B.S. Mechanical Engineering / 2008

Employer: Lockheed Martin

FIRST Rookie: 2011

Old Teams: None

Favorite Quote: “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle

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Name:  JJ Biel-Goebel

College:  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Degree / Year: Aerospace Engineering / 2002

Employer: The Boeing Company

FIRST Rookie: 2011

Old Teams: None

Favorite Quote:  “To be good is not enough when you dream of being great.”

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Name: John Glowa

College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Degree/Year: Mechanical Engineering / 2007

Employer: The Boeing Company

Rookie Year: 2009

Old Teams: 321 (Central High School RoboLancers)

Favorite Quote: “A true leader empowers those who follow.”

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Name: Brett Pegg

College: Drexel University

Degree/Year: English / 2011

FIRST Rookie: 2011

Old Teams: None

Favorite Quote: “To be great is to be misunderstood” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Alex Acklesberg:  Zivtech

Marie Walker: Consultant

Kate Mollison:  Scholarship Mentor, South Philadelphia High School

Bernadette Choice:  School Mentor


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