Meet Team Duct Tape 9.0!
Michael – Co-Team/Mechanical Lead
17 years old – 4th Season
I’m Dual-Enrolled at St. Petersburg College and this is my fourth season with Team Duct Tape. My dream career is to work in the Air force as an officer or as a History Professor, and I want to attend the University of Southern Florida to get a bachelors degree in History or a different field. Besides FTC, I am in the United States Air Force Auxiliary the Civil Air Patrol (U.S.A.F C.A.P). I spend my time with Model United Nations, piano, and school
Claudia – Co-Team Lead/Mechanical Team/Engineering Notebook
15 years old – 3rd Season
I am a home-schooled sophomore. I am presently also dual enrolling at St. Petersburg College. I am aspiring to attend MIT and obtain a Mathematics and Computer Science degree, or a computer engineering degree. Other things that I am involved in are: Model United Nations, piano, drawing, volunteering at Feeding America, and chess. Go Team Duct Tape!
13 years old – 1st Season
Hi! My name is Aaryan and I am currently an 8th grader at Williams Middle Magnet school. This is my first year of FTC after two years of successful FLL seasons. I participate in other activities as well such as playing the French Horn, trumpet, drums, and I also do MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). I am super excited for a great year of robotics on TDT!
Alessandro- Mechanical Team
13 years old – 1st Season
Hi, my name is Alessandro. I am 13 years old and I am in 7th grade. This is my first year building an actual robot and I am very excited about the tournaments. I enjoy working with my fellow teammates and building the robot. Other than robotics I play with my dog and take random junk apart. When I grow up I want to be a prosecutor.
Dillon – Mechanical Team
13 years old – 2nd Season
Hi, my name is Dillon. I am 13 years old and I am in 8th grade. This is my second season on Team Duct Tape. I am so excited to be a part of this team. Some other things I do other than robotics is attended Roland Park K-8 IB school and play soccer in my free time. When I grow up I want to become a Biomedical Engineer or a doctor.
Prayuj – Programming Team
14 years old – 1st Season
Hi, my name is Prayuj, and I am in 9th grade. I participated in the FIRST Lego League for two years, and am excited to be a part of an FTC team this year. I enjoy playing chess, and I have participated in many chess tournaments. I also enjoy working on programming projects for fun, and am excited for my first season in FTC.
Maalav – Programming Team
14 years old – 2nd Season
Hi, my name is Maalav and I am in 9th grade. I enjoy engineering, computer programming, as well as anything to do with aerospace. I would like to become an aerospace engineer. This is my second year in FTC, but my fifth year in FIRST, as I have participated in FLL for three years, with the Wizard Stormers. I am looking forward to an exciting season ahead!
Shrey – Programming Team
15 years old – 2nd Season
Hi, my name is Shrey! I have done four years of First Lego League and am looking forward to the challenges of FTC this year. I am super excited to be part of Team Duct Tape. I am currently in 9th grade taking several high school classes. I am hoping to be accepted into MIT to become a Robotics Engineer. I live by the words of Mahatma Gandhi “Be the change you want to seek in this world”.