Students

Brielle Baucom »

Bio coming soon!

Tidiane Diagana »

Bio coming soon!

Julieta Castaneda »

Bio coming soon!

Luke Cooper »

Team(s): Build team and animation, and media team.

Why did you join Team Driven?

My brother was the one who FIRST got me involved in robotics.

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

The people are the greatest thing about Team Driven.

What is your job on the team?

Video, animation, Fedex challenges, and odd jobs on the robot.

What are your plans after graduation?

To go to college for graphic design, or get my rap career started.

How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?

It has gotten me involved in the career fields that I enjoy.

What are your hobbies?

Tennis, robotics, basketball, and fun.

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

Mrs. Frizzle’s Chameleon

What is your favorite food?

Steak

What is an interesting fact or talent you have?

My bars are like Jordan 96 and 97
They’re unstoppable
Bars so good Yeezy be calling me
Phenomenal

What sub-team are you a part of?

Communications

Tyler Dawley »

Team(s): Build, Machining

Why did you join Team Driven?

Wanted to help build a robot

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

Building a robot and hanging out with friends

What is your job on the team?

I’m a machinist and fabricator. Run mainly the Hurco, but also the CNC, Bridgeport, and a little bit of lathe. I help design, assemble, and fix the robot as well.

What are your plans after graduation?

Hoping to go to college and get a degree in an engineering field.

How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?

I want to do something STEM related such as aerospace, mechanical engineering.

What are your hobbies?

Robotics

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

Dinosaurus

What is your favorite food?

Chinese

What is an interesting fact or talent you have?

I have 8 fingers but can machine like I have 10

What sub-team are you a part of?

Machining

Linnea Dawley »

Team(s): Communications

Why did you join Team Driven?

Robotics looked like a lot of fun, and I want to go into engineering.

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

You make new friends, and learn lots of useful skills.

What is your job on the team?

I help with communications.

What are your plans after graduation?

I plan on going to college and getting a degree in bio-medical engineering

How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?

I take STEM related classes.

What are your hobbies?

Running, hanging out with friends, and listening to music

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

Triceratop

What is your favorite food?

Chicken

What is an interesting fact or talent you have?

I played violin for 7 years

What sub-team are you a part of?

Communications

Austin Heineman »

Team(s): Communications

Why did you join Team Driven?

I joined the Team because I went through Team Driven’s summer camps and JRL and I loved robots.

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

The people I’ve met. Going to regionals. Making the world a better place

What is your job on the team?

Communications team member, janitor

What are your plans after graduation?

Go to a 4-year college

How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?

It has helped me to realize my public-speaking talents and that i enjoy working with people.

What are your hobbies?

Hanging out with friends. Ballin out.

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

A Giraffe

What is your favorite food?

Fish Tacos

What is an interesting fact or talent you have?

One time I stood next the next to the microwave for too long and the radiation has seeped into my brain and given me the power to move small objects with my mind. For some reason, I can only do at this at night when nobody else is watching.

What sub-team are you a part of?

Communications

Addie King »

Team(s): Communications

Why did you join Team Driven?

I heard about it from my friend and she convinced me to join it with her.

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

I love all the people I have met that have turned into so much more than just friends to me.

What is your job on the team?

I am the Safety Captain as well as I help out with the Chairman’s team.

What are your plans after graduation?

I will either go to college for a degree in education or I will take a year off and travel.

How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?

It has shown me that you don’t need to be a certain type of person to be able to learn something new even if you couldn’t see yourself doing it.

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy running or working out in general, hanging out with my friends and family and going on adventures.

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

Mokele Mbembe

What is your favorite food?

Potatoes

What is an interesting fact or talent you have?

I want to live in another country and help start up non-profit organizations when I get older.

What sub-team are you a part of?

Communications

Nicholas Lintz »

Bio coming soon!

Paige Maxwell »

Team(s): Communication

Why did you join Team Driven?

I joined Team Driven because I knew I had an interest in robotics. I went through the summer robotics camps when I was a child

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

I love the people and the familial environment on the team. We spend a lot of time together so we get really close. We even choose to hang out outside of robotics because we like each other so much.

What is your job on the team?

I work on the communications team and do logistics. I make sure we don’t lose anyone when we go on trips. I make presentations and work on information that is presented to judges.

What are your plans after graduation?

I plan to go to college. I’m not quite sure yet where, but I hope it will be somewhere warmer than Missouri.

How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?

Robotics has definitely helped me to figure out what I am and am not interested in. By working with the logistics team I have realized that I like being organized and keeping others organized.

What are your hobbies?

Soccer, sports, reading, robots

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

T-Rex

What is your favorite food?

Mashed Potatoes

What is an interesting fact or talent you have?

I can touch my tongue to my nose

What sub-team are you a part of?

Communications

Mikolas Melius »

Why did you join Team Driven?

I joined Team driven in order to improve my understanding of statistics and game strategy.

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

I get to work on tearing apart strategies that each game entails with my friends.

What is your job on the team?

I am a head scout and strategist for the team.

What are your plans after graduation?

I plan to either attend Missouri Science and Technology or Kansas State in order to get a degree in electrical engineering.

How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?

Robotics has strengthened the bond that I have with the world of engineering and encouraged me to enroll in related courses.

What are your hobbies?

I love to play competitive video games with my friends.  League of Legends is an amazing way for me to challenge my quick-thinking abilities and overall game strategy analysis.

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

Plesiosaur

What is your favorite food?

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

What is an interesting fact or talent you have?

I can bend the tip of my pointer finger to a 90 degree angle.

What sub-team are you a part of?

 

Hannah Singer »

Why did you join Team Driven?

I joined Team Driven because Madeline Stouffer told me that I would have a lot of fun, and there would be something for me to do.

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

My favorite part about being on Team Driven is the family-like group of people on the team. Everyone is so welcoming and loving that after just a few weeks you feel like you’ve been apart of Team Driven for years.

What is your job on the team?

Communications, specifically Logistics, Chairman’s, Pit Book, Business Plan, Social Media

What are your plans after graduation?

My plan after graduation is to go to KU for nursing.

How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?

Robotics has influenced my career and education choices because I have learned about the many opportunities that are out there that aren’t specifically related to engineering.

What are your hobbies?

I am involved in DECA at LSHS. I also love to play volleyball and hang out with my friends.

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

Pterodactyl

What is your favorite food?

Macaroni and cheese

What is an interesting fact or talent you have?

I was born with cancer, and have been cancer free for 17 years!

What sub-team are you a part of?

Communications

Rory Smith »

Why did you join Team Driven?

It sounded cool when Luke Cooper told me about it at the end of 8th grade.

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

Learning, and using it as an example of how schools should be run in the future.

What is your job on the team?

I am a machinist, though I mostly run one of our CNC mills.

What are your plans after graduation?

Work full time machining for two or three years, than go to college for a double major in Engineering and Computer Science

How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?

By introducing me to the entirety of machining technology, and giving me experience machining and programming.

What are your hobbies?

Video games, cats, shooting, reading, programming, rock climbing.

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

Eustreptospondylus

What is your favorite food?

Brisket

What is an interesting fact or talent you have?

I’ve fallen in excess of 50 feet, on a rope, while rock climbing.

What sub-team are you a part of?

Machining

Madeline Stouffer »

Team(s): Communications

Why did you join Team Driven?

I joined team driven because of the impact I saw it had on my brother. Now it’s so much more than that. It has taught me so many valuable life skills that I know I will take with me as I graduate high school and go into college.

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

My favorite part about being on team driven is the family atmosphere. These are my closest friends and I love spending time with them in the shop.

What is your job on the team?

I am head of the communications team, logistics and work on the chairman’s sub team.

What are your plans after graduation?

I plan to attend college and get a degree in early elementary education.

How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?

Robotics has shown me that even though the career I am going into doesn’t have a lot to do with engineering, the skills I’ve learned on the team will help me no matter where I go.

What are your hobbies?

ROBOTS!!!! I play the piano, sing in the worship band at church, and love to knit.

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

Long neck

What is your favorite food?

Pulled pork and mashed potatoes

What is an interesting fact or talent you have?

I can tell good cow jokes

What sub-team are you a part of?

Communications

Noah Wood »

Team(s): Communications

Bio coming soon!

Corbin Deboer »

Bio coming soon!

Gina Cusimano »

Bio coming soon!

Hannah Hadley »

Why did you join Team Driven?

I needed an outlet for creativity as well as somewhere to put all of my excitement for science and technology!

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

Being in a community of people who are passionate and kind.

What is your job on the team?

I analyse other teams and compositions of teams, I edit videos, and help out around the shop whenever I can!

What are your plans after graduation?

I plan on making the world a better place by becoming a forensics criminologist.

How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?

It has opened my eyes to how far technology and society has come.

What are your hobbies?

Reading, writing, cooking, memeing

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

Velociraptor and/or Tricerabot

What is your favorite food?

Sushi! (Spicy crab is the best.)

What is an interesting fact or talent you have?

I can flip my arms over my head from my back without letting go. Oh, and my sense of humour is as dry as the Sahara.

What sub-team are you a part of?

Video & Editing, and Scouting/Strategy

Adrian Beason »

Bio coming soon!

Nick Jones »

Bio Coming Soon!

Blair Campbell »

Why did you join Team Driven?

To learn new things that could help me down the road

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

Building something cool

What is your job on the team?

I am a morie sekey operator

What are your plans after graduation?

Do some work and go t0 Longview

How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?

It has opened my eyes to new job opportunity and I have seen some engineering classes that could help with me achieving my goals

What are your hobbies?

Video games and learning to play the guitar

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

Triceratops

What is your favorite food?

Don’t have one

What is an interesting fact or talent you have?

I am patient zero for a disease that is not contagious

What sub-team are you a part of?

Machining

Ben Carlyle-Ellebracht »

Bio coming soon!

Haley Cohn »

Why did you join Team Driven?

I was interested in programming and wanted to see what it was like.

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

Meeting new people and learning new skills.

What is your job on the team?

Programming and strategy/scouting

What are your plans after graduation?

Go to college and get a job in some sort of engineering field/computer science

How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?

No, I still want to continue down the path I had already chosen, but it has helped me see what it might be like.

What are your hobbies?

Drawing, playing instrument, and reading.

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

Triceratops

What is your favorite food?

Pizza

What is an interesting fact or talent you have?

I still remember one song on viola, even though I haven’t played since the first grade

What sub-team are you a part of?

Programming

Andrew Collins »

Bio coming soon!

Riley Davenport »

Bio coming soon!

Tyler Doak »

Team(s): Build

Bio coming soon!

Rylan Gregg »

Bio coming soon!

Joe Licata »

Bio Coming Soon

Matt Smith-Spangler »

Team(s): Build, Video Communications

Why did you join Team Driven?

I was inspired by many students and mentors. I also love problem solving, working with robots, and inventing things.

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

Building the robots.

What is your job on the team?

I Mastercam parts, on the computer, for the CNC. I also operate the lathe, vertical mill, and help assemble the robot.

What are your plans after graduation?

My plan after graduation, is to go to college to work in the software engineering field.

How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?

Robotics has influenced my career/ education choices in many ways. It provides a way to get more scholarships. It shows me some  of the things people in my field do. It also provides a way for me to show my interests in a way school can’t.

What are your hobbies?

I am on the Lee’s Summit High School Drumline, I am a programmer, and I am also a member of Team Driven Robotics.

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

Triceratop

What is your favorite food?

Sushi

What is an interesting fact or talent you have?

I fly radio controlled planes.

What sub-team are you a part of?

Machining

Anthony Whitney »

Bio coming soon!

Jake Wilson »

Why did you join Team Driven?

I Went to the app camps and had a lot of fun.

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

Everyone is people of a similar mindset and its a lot of fun.

What is your job on the team?

Attending MO S&T for a Computer Engineering or Computer Science degree

What are your plans after graduation?

Attending MO S&T for a Computer Engineering or Computer Science degree

How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?

Yes, I never would have learned to code if not for app camps

What are your hobbies?

Gaming and playing the cello

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

Tricerabot

What is your favorite food?

Free

What is an interesting fact or talent you have?

What sub-team are you a part of?

Programming

Nathan Woodle »

Why did you join Team Driven?

I join because i saw the opportunity to be apart of a magnificent team

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

Working with others and putting together a robot

What is your job on the team?

Putting various parts together to build the actual robot

What are your plans after graduation?

Sign up for a police academy and hopefully get accepted

How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?

Have not been in it long enough

What are your hobbies?

Playing video games, drawing, hanging out with friends, firing range, and riding four wheelers.

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

Indominious Rex

What is your favorite food?

Tacos or noodles

What is an interesting fact or talent you have?

I really love puzzles

What sub-team are you a part of?

Machining

Tyler McMillin »

Bio coming soon!

Ethan Stephenson »

Bio coming soon!

Whitman Stanfield-myers »

Bio coming soon!

Jonathan Crance »

Team(s): Build

What other activities are you involved in besides robotics?

Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, and Band

What are your hobbies?

RC Cars

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Chemical Engineer

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

Seeing all of my friends.

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

T-Rex

What is you favorite type of food?

Pizza

What is your interesting fact/talent?

I can build robots.

Brandon Findlay »

Why did you join Team Driven?

Because I was interested in engineering and programming and enjoyed the Lego league I did in elementary school

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

I like working as a team and programing

What is your job on the team?

Im on the programming team

What are your plans after graduation?

2 mission and college  for computer sience

How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?

It helps with my want to do programming in the future

What are your hobbies?

Video games, running, programming

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

Trycaribot

What is your favorite food?

Nachos

What is an interesting fact or talent you have?

I have EoE

What sub-team are you a part of?

Programming

Ruth Jones »

Team(s): Build

Why did you join Team Driven?

Because I like doing and learning new things all the time and this is a place were I can do all that.

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

All the different people.

What is your job on the team?

I don’t really have one right now.  I am learning to do machining and welding and am trying to learn CAD.

What are your plans after graduation?

Video game designer.

How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?

It as given me more social opportunities.

What are your hobbies?

Playing video games

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

Pterosaurs

What is your favorite food?

Spicy

What is an interesting fact or talent you have?

I guess I am real good at understanding people like I know what they want to hear.

What sub-team are you a part of?

Machining

Josh Nazworthy »

Why did you join Team Driven?

Team driven has always been a part of my life.

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

The family atmosphere and knowing I will always have a spot

What is your job on the team?

Chairmans team, machinist, hottest rapper in the shop, shop model

What are your plans after graduation?

My goal is to one day own my own record label. Let my passion for music and writing help create music based on others passions.

How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?

Since Robotics has always been always been a part of life, it has always influenced me. But it has definitely taught me to go for what I believe in.

What are your hobbies?

Singing, playing drums, music in general, spitting the most fire bars, playing soccer, hoodrat THANGS, knocking over hy-vee aisles, ballin’, pretending to be blind.

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

Betty White

What is your favorite food?

Pasta/the souls of the innocent

What is an interesting fact or talent you have?

I can make you think about the number 7, what number are you thinking. I bet its 7, I also once won one dollar.

What sub-team are you a part of?

Communications

Anna Stephensen »

Team(s): Programming

Why did you join Team Driven?

Team Driven seemed like an interesting team that used more than just your athletic capabilities. That and I’m no athlete and wanted to get involved in activities.

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

The people on Team Driven are really fun to be around and the atmosphere is very welcoming.

What is your job on the team?

Programming.

What are your plans after graduation?

Go to school to become an engineer.

How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?

Robotics has opened my mind to new career fields but has not yet changed my set career path.

What are your hobbies?

I like film photography and collect old cameras.

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

Triceratops

What is your favorite food?

Oranges

What is an interesting fact or talent you have?

Most people don’t know that I’m a triplet.

What sub-team are you a part of?

Programming

Devin Watson »

Bio coming Soon!

Daniella Archdekin »

Bio Coming Soon!

Sam Pfetcher »

Bio coming soon!

Austin DuBois »

Why did you join Team Driven?
 Because I love building robots
What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?
 Making new connections with people
What is your job on the team?
 Any Job someone gives me
What are your plans after graduation?
 Go to College to study Mechanical engineering
How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?
 It has enhanced my building and designing ability
What are your hobbies?
 Building
What is your favorite type of dinosaur?
 Land Dinosaur
What is your favorite food?
 Chicken
What is an interesting fact or talent you have?
 
What sub-team are you a part of?
Electronics

Ciara O’Hara »

Bio coming soon!

Kristen Bogart »

Bio coming soon!

Garrett Hale »

Bio coming soon!

Emma Davenport »

Bio coming soon!

Logan Helm »

Bio coming soon!

Tyler  Hickman »

Bio coming soon!

Luke  Michel »

Bio coming soon!

Payton Stropes »

Why did you join Team Driven?
so I could do things I enjoy with my friends
What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?
You get a lot of freedom to do what you want to do
What is your job on the team?
programming
What are your plans after graduation?
 go to college
How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?
 it has influenced me to go towards STEM career options
What are your hobbies?
playing bass in orchestra, singing in choir and, Irish dance
What is your favorite type of dinosaur?
Brachiosaurus
What is your favorite food?
 pasta and water
What is an interesting fact or talent you have?
 I’m a red head 🙂
What sub-team are you a part of?
 programming

D(aniella)  Archdekin »

Bio coming soon!

Caleb Mendenhall »

Bio coming soon!

Connor Dalrymple »

Bio coming soon!

Jackson Wells »

Bio coming soon!

Josh Rehwaldt »

Bio coming soon!

Nathan Kump »

Bio coming soon!

Ivy Liu »

Why did you join Team Driven?
 Well it all started when my soul was stolen, then I was put under mind control and overlord that stole my soul made me join.
What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?
Having more people to talk to that share similar interests.
What is your job on the team?
 Being a programmer
What are your plans after graduation?
 Probably going to college
How has robotics influenced your career/ education choices?
 I don’t think my career/education choices have been influenced very much as I as planning mostly math and science courses to begin with.
What are your hobbies?
Reading, figuring out how to reclaim my lost soul, browsing the internet, plotting world domination, and playing video games.
What is your favorite type of dinosaur?
 Spinosaurus
What is your favorite food?
 Rice
What is an interesting fact or talent you have?
 I am on a quest to reclaim my soul from the being who stole it. I also know morse code and can do that weird thing where you cup your hands and whistle by blowing into them.
What sub-team are you a part of?
Programming

Tryston Smith »

Bio coming soon!

Trenton Latta »

Team(s): Build

What is your role on the team?

Build

Why I joined the team?

I was always interested in robotics and electronics

What is your favorite part about being on Team Driven?

Helping work on the robots and just knowing that I helped accomplish something.

What is your experience with the team?

1st year

How will you benefit the team?

Help with anything I can

What are your plans after graduation?

I plan on trying to become an architect

How has robotics influenced your education/career choice?

 I was really interested in robotics and building things

What are your hobbies?

Drawing, fishing, and building

What is your favorite type of dinosaur?

T-Rex

What is you favorite type of food?

Pizza

What is your interesting fact/talent?