Tool Box

Mission Statement

Our mission is to give young students the opportunity to engage with the materials and technological advances behind the modern racing industry and learn about how they can become involved when they grow up.

Meet the Team

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Name: Tash Medde-Witage

Role: Design Lead

Major: FYE to Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Broadlands, Virginia

Hobbies: Swimming, playing video games, and watching motorsport

Why did you join EPICS? I joined EPICS so I can make an impact in the community and have fun while doing so!

Meet the Team

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Name: Tash Medde-Witage

Role: Design Lead

Major: FYE to Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Broadlands, Virginia

Hobbies: Swimming, playing video games, and watching motorsport

Why did you join EPICS? I joined EPICS so I can make an impact in the community and have fun while doing so!

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Name: Justin Skene

Role: Team Member 

Major: FYE

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Hobbies: Skiing and sailing

Why did you join EPICS? I joined EPICS to gain experience by working on real engineering projects in groups in the community.

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Name: Josh Reifel

Role: Team Member 

Major: FYE to Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Hobbies: Playing guitar and listening to music

Why did you join EPICS? I joined EPICS because I wanted a way to solve real life problems with engineering and EPICS is the perfect place for that.

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Name: Allison Scher

Role: Team Member 

Major: FYE to Civil Engineering

Hometown: Plainview, New York 

Hobbies: Playing Badminton, piano, electric bass, and drawing

Why did you join EPICS? I joined EPICS because I wanted to be able to experience group engineering projects and have a better understanding of the design process.  I also wanted a better grasp on how engineers work in a professional setting, and EPICS seemed to offer that first hand.

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Name: Ayush Viswanathan

Role: Team Member 

Major: FYE to Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Herndon, Virginia

Hobbies: Soccer, building robots, watching sports (especially F1 and football)

Why did you join EPICS? I joined EPICS because I was interested in working on hands on projects while also helping my community.

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Name: Nicholas Davis 

Role: Team Member

Major: Computer Engineering

Hometown: Valparaiso, Indiana

Hobbies: Investing, cars, video games 

Why did you join EPICS? I want to have more real-world experience and creative freedom, and of course I also needed one credit hour.

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In the picture above, the CAD model of the table is shown. On the left, the fuel flow model is meant to show how much fuel Indy cars go through. In the middle, a touch screen computer monitor with a program that displays Indy Car information will be placed in the wooden cubby. On the right, material samples will be available for visitors to interact with.

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