And I Make Stuff
A Bit About Me
Hi! My name is Jerry and I like to build things. I love to work with my school's FIRST and MATE robotics teams to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Outside of school, I am the founder and CEO of Hack The Pandemic, a group that is coordinating distributed manufacturing efforts to help fight the pandemic, and BrandStorm, a Graphic Design based Hackathon aimed at High Schoolers.
The FIRST Tech Challenge is a robotics competition for students in grades 7–12 to compete head to head, by designing, building, and programming a robot to compete in an alliance format for several awards. I am responsible for the Sponsorships Department and am one of the Senior CAD Designers
MATE ROV Competition
In the MATE ROV Competition, Students are tasked with designing, building, and piloting a underwater remotely operated vehicle capable of inspection and manipulation of commercial materials or scientific samples. I was responsible for managing team Sponsor Relations and Community Outreach as well as working on the design team
Original Science Research
The OSR program at my school has offered me the opportunity to conduct a research study regarding several novel means of navigation on the Carnegie Mellon Mini-RHex robotic platform. The 4 year program culminates with a set of research competitions where students will present their work to a panel of judges.