MEET THE 2018 – 2019 LEADERSHIP
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Cori Brendel is a Junior in Materials Science Engineering with a passion for photo voltaics and nanoscale materials. Outside of Solar Car she enjoys cycling, trail-running, and espresso drinking.
Maggie Ford is from Texas and is a Senior in Electrical Engineering who first got interested in cars by working on her 1965 VW Beetle in high school. When she’s not at the shop, you can find her drafting dress patterns, holding office hours, or working on solar car in a location that isn’t the shop.
Sarah Spaugh is a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering who joined solar car her junior year to learn more about composites manufacturing. Outside of Solar Car she enjoys tinkering with personal projects, playing pickup sports, & exploring different varieties of quality coffee.
Kenyon Donald is a Junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Since joining during the spring of his freshman year, he has have been inspired to progress SCCP both at an institutional and technical level. As a black engineer and the lead promoter of Club Mech Kenyon is dedicated to making Solar Car and inclusive and empowering environment for all, especially women and minorities.
Sarah Woodard is a Junior Electrical Engineering major with a focus in hardware and physical systems. She talks about SSCP enough that her grandfather jokingly refers to the project as “that flying car y’all are working on.”
Ella Hofmann-Coyle is currently a Sophomore studying CS, concentrating in artificial intelligence. In her free time she loves practicing opera, climbing and adventuring outdoors.
Jack Beasley is a Sophomore majoring in Computer Science and Philosophy. He built the telemetry system for Sundae and will continue to work on data collection and strategy for the next cycle as the data lead.
Ariosto “Tito” Gomez-Franco is a Sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering. He has a passion for aerospace, renewable energy, and cutting-edge technology. Tito's favorite non-solar related activity is snowboarding.
Peter Hansel is a freshman studying Computer Science and Mathematics. This is his first year on the team but he’s very excited to be a part of the 2018-2019 cycle! Outside of Solar Car he enjoys long bike rides, playing frisbee, and just chillin’.
Yuji Sugimoto is a Junior in Electrical Engineering interested in renewable energy! (Yay Solar Car!) When he’s not at the shop you’ll find him wandering around outdoors, probably sleeping somewhere without a roof.
Jason Trinidad is a senior studying Mechanical Engineering. He enjoys trying new foods, mild hiking, and most interdisciplinary engineering projects. Jason looks forward to the aerodynamic design of the 2019 Solar Car!
Abby Taussig is a junior in Stanford’s Chemical Engineering Honors program, where she synthesizes new metal-organic framework structures to be used in batteries. She has been passionate about clean energy research ever since she spent a summer working for the U.S. Forest Service guiding canoe trips through Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, and she brings that passion to her new role as Array Team Research Lead.
Eric So is a Junior studying Mechanical Engineering with interests in CS, EE, and Physics. He enjoys cooking, origami, going to Farmers markets, and the satisfaction of a complete pset 2 days ahead. The later being a feeling he never really get to enjoy.
Tarun Punnoose is a Sophomore majoring in Mechanical Engineering, he worked on the Mechanical Team last cycle helping manufacture Sundae. When he is not in the Solar Car shop, you can usually find him climbing somewhere or binging TV shows.
Temidayo is a class of 2020 Mechanical Engineering student who enjoys skiing and playing golf. He joined the team early his freshman year and quickly became interested in energy storage. After much hard work, he is looking forward to the 2019 race in Australia which is right around the corner!