Maddie Hain- Operations Captain
Maddie Hain is the team’s Operations Captain. Maddie communicates with administration and teachers to manage the team, including filing facility requests, managing bank account action, and taking advantage of outreach opportunities such as Back to School Night and Open House. She also coordinates competition registration and logistics, and facilitates communication with parents and mentors. Maddie’s main focus as Operations Captain is creating an inclusive team dynamic with structured meetings and keeping internal operations functioning smoothly.
Joe Shen- Technical Captain
Joe Shen is the team’s Technical Captain. Joe guides the design of the robot as well as off season projects. He works hard on project management, keeping each department on task and communicating with each other. Joe pushes members to actively research and advances the technical skill of the team. He ensures that proper resources are available for each department in order to train new and returning members.
Our teacher advisors provide adult supervision and technical expertise.
Mary Rustia – Ms. Rustia, an advisor and supervisor, is a science and biotechnology teacher at Mills High School. She has been supporting our team since our inception and has recently come back from a hiatus as a Boba Bots advisor. She often provides helpful insight to our team, especially to our Operations Department, offering her knowledge from many years of experience. Ms. Rustia encourages team spirit and makes sure we always have fun.
Charles Olson – Mr. Olson, another advisor and supervisor for our club, is a science teacher at Mills High School and also teaches a Computer Science Principles elective. He was originally asked by the school principal and a fellow teacher to mentor us, and has since stepped up to the plate. Mr. Olson supports the student-run aspect of the club. He wants to remind future members that safety is important, and also that “Robotics is the future.”
Construction builds the basic robot, including the frame. They often work cooperatively with Electronics during build season.
Grace Shang – Co-Lead
Roxanne Liang – Co-Lead
Electronics builds the center of the robot- the motors, wires and power that make it move.
Carolyn Yee – Lead
Programming creates a series of commands to move the robot manually, as well as an autonomous mode in which the robot operates automatically.
Aidan Lee – Co-Lead
Aaron Yu – Co-Lead
The operations department handles all the non-technical aspects of the club and is divided into business and publicity teams.
Annabel Sun – Publicity Lead
Sarah Chang – Business Lead
Ezra Chan – Scouting and Strategy Lead