Team Lead

The Team Lead guides the team through all phases of the year: recruitment, design, construction, finishing, and competition. She works closely with all sub-team leaders to ensure timely progress on goals. She also manages the budget and maintains good relations with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Additionally, she strives to foster an environment where all team members can learn, grow, and enjoy themselves. 

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Amina Rahill-Marier

Major: Civil Engineering

Graduation Year: 2019

Aesthetics

The aesthetics team works on the appearance and presentation of the canoe. They lead the final finishing of canoe construction through sanding and sealing to create a final product that is visually stunning. In addition to working on the canoe, the aesthetics team brings the theme to life. It transforms raw engineering into a marketable finished product.

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Helen Kuo || Subteam Lead

Major: Materials Science

Graduation Year: 2020

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Irina Wang || Junior Subteam Lead

Major: Operations Research

Graduation Year: 2020

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Carolyn Schwartz

Major: Chemical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2018

Carolyn was one of the two 2016-17 head team leads. She is a chemical engineer from Quincy, Massachusetts.

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Katie O'Neill

Major: Civil Engineering

Graduation Year: 2018

Analysis

The analysis team is the perfect gateway to put your engineering coursework to use and see it jump off the textbook pages. We use fundamental concepts to analyze the static and dynamic behavior of our canoe. We utilize various modeling programs to write code and create a visual rendering of our finished product. We also continuously monitor the environment that the canoe is kept in. This subteam is ideal for any student hoping to transform concepts from the classroom into a fun and functional finished product.

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James Cramer || Subteam Lead

Major: Computer Science

Graduation Year: 2018

James is a computer science major from Sarasota, Florida. He has been on the team since the beginning of his sophomore year. He is a computer science major and leads the Analysis sub team.

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Kimberly Chen || Junior Subteam Lead

Major: Applied Engineering Physics

Graduation Year: 2019

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Francis Rayos del Sol

Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Graduation Year: 2020

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Annika Opsasnick

Major: Undecided

Graduation Year: 2021

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Marguerite Lorenzo

Major: Undecided

Graduation Year: 2021

Business & Logistics

Do you love to plan and organize? The business team focuses on project scheduling, budget management, and competition logistics behind the scenes to keep us organized throughout the year. By coordinating subteams and working through budget constraints, they ensure that we accomplish our tasks as efficiently as possible.

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Ellen Yao || Subteam Lead

Major: Operations Research

Graduation Year: 2019

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Jessie Liu || Junior Subteam Lead

Major: Operations Research

Graduation Year: 2020

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Will Zink

Major: Operations Research

Graduation Year: 2020

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Shristi Varshney

Major: Chemical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2020

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Shelton Carr

Major: Operations Research

Graduation Year: 2021

Mix

The mix team, a lab-based subteam, is the perfect opportunity to get your hands dirty. We design, mix, and test lightweight concrete that will be used for our canoe. You can learn about the chemistry behind this fascinating material, as well as learn to manipulate certain aggregates to make this normally heavy material float in water.

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Autumn Watt || Subteam Lead

Major: Chemical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2019

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Jody Mohammad || Junior Subteam Lead

Major: Chemical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2020

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Ryan Caine || Junior Subteam Lead

Major: Chemical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2020

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Katie Conway

Major: Chemical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2018

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Drew Lazarow

Major: Chemical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2021

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Keunjoo Kim

Major: Chemical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2020

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Rema Toopal

Major: Materials Science and Engineering

Graduation Year: 2021

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Jessica Olsen

Major: Civil Engineering

Graduation Year: 2021

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Ami Agrawal

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2019

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Coleman McGee

Major: Chemical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2019

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Annie Fang

Major: Chemical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2020

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Jaimie Diamond

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2021

Mold

The mold team is responsible for the construction of the cedar strip canoe that gives the canoe its shape. They frequently practice hands-on simulations of casting concrete onto the mold. On Cast Day, the most important day of the year, the mold team is in charge. This subteam requires ingenuity and an ability to see beyond the standard uses of materials.

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Catie Johnson || Subteam Lead

Major: Civil/Environmental Engineering

Graduation Year: 2019

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Sammy Closter || Subteam Lead

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2019

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Ming Kibel || Junior Subteam Lead

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2019

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Elias Litchman || Junior Subteam Lead

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2019

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Ali Corkran

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2020

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James Harrison

Major: Civil Engineering

Graduation Year: 2020

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Alex Rodriguez

Major: Biological Engineering

Graduation Year: 2019

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Will Zink

Major: Operations Research

Graduation Year: 2020

Paddling

Racing is a huge component of the competition. There are all male, all female, and co-ed races of varying distances at competition. The paddling team is a great way to get out and enjoy Cayuga Lake. Join the paddling team - trained by a former Olympic kayaker - for a fun opportunity to race in a unique canoe!

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Ali Corkran || Subteam Lead

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2020

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Ming Kibel

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Graduation Year: 2019

Team Consultant

The Team Consultant advises and assists all sub-teams as needed, focusing on her areas of expertise. This team member works directly with the Team Lead to coordinate organization within the team. Additionally, she works closely on planning competition: ensuring timely registration for the ASCE Regional Conference, reviewing National Concrete Canoe Competition Rules, and submitting Requests for Information. 

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Daniella Blyakhman

Major: Civil Engineering

Graduation Year: 2018