Ryan (Programming ) – 11th grader at Burnsville High School. This is his fourth year in FTC as a builder and a programmer. He enjoys playing video games and doing CAD in his free time. Ryan loves engineering and programming, and he joined FTC because he thought it would be a good way to express his joy of engineering and technology.

Ethan (CAD & Building) – Homeschooled 9th grader. This is his third year in FTC. Ethan enjoys video games, reading, and baseball. He has been homeschooled his whole life, and his favorite subject in school is math. He joined because FTC sounded fun, and he hoped to meet new people.

Gerald “JJ” (Building & CAD) – 9th grader at Burnsville High School. This is his second year in FTC. JJ enjoys baseball, chess, and reading. He went to William Byrne for elementary school and Metcalf for middle school. His favorite subject is science. He joined FTC because he wants to learn about CAD, programming, and building.

Team Mentors

April – A Website Designer at Up North Marketing. April graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Journalism/Mass Communications. She has participated in FTC for six years. and enjoys watching British TV and reading in her free time. She retired this past year but still helped us with the team website.

Adam – This is Adam’s first year as an FTC mentor.  He works as a Sr Manager of Business Intelligence & Analytics at Surmodics.  In his free time, he is a volunteer sound tech and enjoys disc golf.