Member Bios


Meet Brian

Graduating from Cal Poly Pomona in March 2015 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Materials Engineering, Brian is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), has made the Dean’s List 9 times, the President’s honor list, and passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE/EIT) Mechanical Engineering-specific exam.  Brian has interned at the C. Erwin Piper Technical Center where he did machining, 3D CAD modeling, and prepared patent drawings, Hyperion Treatment Plant where he did hydraulic design, structural design, and air flow analysis, produced technical proposals for Department of Defense (DoD) contract solicitations through the SBIR and STTR programs (subject: materials science), and has been interning at the Naval Surface Warfare Center since June 2014.  Brian’s future interests include attending graduate school to earn multiple degrees in fields such as materials science, fluid mechanics, mechanical, automotive, naval, and/or aerospace engineering, obtaining his Professional Engineer (PE) license, working as a design engineer within the defense industry on vehicles of all kinds (sea, air, land, manned, unmanned, etc.), and eventually starting his own small engineering design firm that works on special projects such as this project.


Meet Andrew

From muscle cars to next gen cell phones, Andrew is interested in all things related to technology.  He is currently in the final year of mechanical engineering curriculum at Cal Poly Pomona where he has established strong leadership roots.  Aside from working on many design projects and participating in engineering clubs, Andrew has worked for University Advancement where he has led a team of students, alongside other departments, to raise about $500,000 yearly for various campus needs.  He can see a future in engineering as well as in advancement, making possible career paths very exciting.  With his free time, you can find Andrew barbecuing with his family and working on his 1970 Camaro.


Meet Ketton

One of the 5 (probably the coolest of them all) members of Team UV.  Grown up helping his Father work on cars and doing construction around the house.  You can say he’s  a jack of all trades.  Currently in his final year at Cal Poly Pomona as a mechanical engineering student and during his time has gotten valuable experience from classes as well as Internships.  Ketton worked three summers as a mechanical engineering intern for Hamilton Sundstrand (who created the first spacesuit) doing analysis of all sorts and even designed a part for the Orion space capsule.  Ketton is now working as a project associate for Otis Elevator overlooking the construction and installation of elevators.  Ones that you may be riding on in the near future.  Ketton is located in Riverside, CA and spends his free time playing recreation softball and playing league of legends.


Meet Abraham

Part-time bassist.  Part-time photographer.  Full-time student.  Known to the team as “the lube man”, Abraham is a 6th year student at Cal Poly Pomona graduating in the Spring of 2015.  Adopting the scientific principle of Occam’s Razor, he finds that in both engineering and life often the best solution is the simpler one.  Currently open-minded in professional goals, he aspires to be masterful in many fields of engineering as well as in playing the blues.  Apart from school and work, Abraham spends his free time listening to various indie rock groups, wandering the trails in the wilderness, and actively traveling outside of Downey, California where he currently resides.


Meet Ben

An idea man, Ben is always coming up with new and creative approaches to  traditional problems.  In his final year at Cal Poly Pomona he has found himself the leader of various campus organizations ranging from organizing fraternity meetings for Pi Kappa Phi to supervising teams of Resident Advisors (RAs).  All of these jobs have honed his rapid creative problem solving skills and prepared him to be a unique design engineer.  His curiosity and drive have lead him to do several independent projects, from a low cost olive oil production method to small scale aquaponics systems.  When he can grab a bit of free time he likes to rock climb, SCUBA dive and generally adventure.