2012-2013 Vandal Hybrid Team:




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 Chris Eacker

Chief Engineer
Hometown:  Meridian, ID
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Mechanical Engineering Dec 2011
Graduate Degree: M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Expected: Spring 2013
Interests/Activities:  Water Polo, hunting, fishing, water sports, drag racing
Dream Job:  Dont really have one yet  
Resume: (Click here) Current  as of fall 2012


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Dylan Rinker

Team Captain
Hometown: Riggins, ID
Undergraduate Degree:
B.S. Mechanical Engineering May 2012
Graduate Degree:  M.S.  Mechanical Engineering, Expected: Summer 2013
Interests/Activities:  Hunting, Fishing, Shooting, Music
Dream Job: 
Automotive or Weapons/Defesnse Engineer
Resume: (Click here) Current  as of fall 2012 


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Samuel Wos

Technical Advisor and Graduate Student Mentor
Hometown: Moscow, ID
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Mechanical Engineering Dec 2010 & M.S. Mechanical Engineering Dec 2012

Interests/Activities:  Restoring old Corvettes, Brewing Beer, Racing Lawn Mowers, & Biking
Dream Job:
24  Hours of Le Mans Team or F1
Resume: (Click here) Current  as of summer 2011


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Tyler Flowers

Technical Advisor and Graduate Student Mentor
Hometown: Hermiston, OR
Undergraduate Degree:
 
B.S. Mechanical Engineering 
Graduate Degree:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering 
Interests/Activities: Mountain biking, snowboarding, rockclimbing, hunting
Dream Job:
 Research and/or Design

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Mostafa Asfoor

Technical Advisor and Doctoral Candidate
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
Undergraduate Degree:
 
B.S. Mechanical Engineering 
Graduate Degree:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering
Dorcoral Degree: PhD Mechanical Engineering

Interests/Activities: Swimming, Water Polo
Research: Optimization of HEV Power Management Strategy


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Ian Clarke

Senior Design Student
Hometown: Coeur d'Alene, ID
Undergraduate Degree:
 
B.S. Mechanical Engineering  
Interests/Activities: Guitar, Snowboarding, Climbing, MTB
Dream Job: Aerospace in Alaska
Resume: (Click here) Current  as of fall 2012

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Marcus E. Nelson

Senior Design Student
Hometown: Payette, ID
Undergraduate Degree:
 
B.S. Mechanical Engineering  
Interests/Activities: Wakeboarding, Basketball, Golf and Snowboarding
Dream Job: Work for Nelson Metal Technology Inc. as a Professional Engineer

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Gustavo Guillen

Senior Design Student
Hometown: Boise, ID
Undergraduate Degree:
 
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Dec. 2012  
Interests/Activities: Target shooting, mountain biking, longboarding, fishing
Dream Job: If I look forward to going to work each morning, it's a dream job!

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Tyler D'Amato

Senior Design Student
Hometown: Black Diamond, WA
Undergraduate Degree:
 
B.S. Mechanical Engineering  
Interests/Activities: Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Racing (F1, DTM, Rally)
Dream Job: Mechanical Engineer for BMW
Resume: (Click here) Current  as of fall 2012

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Joe Matranga

Senior Design Student
Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID
Undergraduate Degree:
 
B.S. Computer Engineering  
Interests/Activities: Video games, reading, boxing
Dream Job: Hardware design
Resume: (Click here) Current  as of fall 2012

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Brian Zaladonis

Senior Design Student
Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID
Undergraduate Degree:
 
B.S. Mechanical Engineering  
Interests/Activities: Extra-curricular activities, being social, helping people
Dream Job: A job that is exciting, group oriented, well paid, and innovative
Resume: (Click here) Current  as of fall 2012

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Neil Wimer

Senior Design Student
Hometown: Boise, ID
Undergraduate Degree:
 
B.S. Mechanical Engineering  
Interests/Activities: Biking, camping, hunting, fishing, welding, firefighting
Dream Job: Designing large machinery such as locomotives, earth movers, and forestry equipment. I am also interested in power plant design and control of thermal systems.
Resume: (Click here) Current  as of fall 2012

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Casey Scott

Undergraduate
Hometown: Nampa, ID
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Mechanical Engineering; Minor: General Business
Interests/Activities: Automobile Racing, Commercial Airplanes, FHSAE (Club VP 2011), Stockcar Racing, Motocross Racing, Camping, Snowboarding
Dream Job: Team Engineerin for a NASCAR of F1 Team, or working at GM, Ford, Chrysler, etc.

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Jordan Anderson

Undergraduate
Responsibilities: EFI

Hometown: Colville, Washington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Interests/Activities: Skiing, boating, football, basketball

Dream Job: Working with planes, boats or cars

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Alexx Jensen

Undergraduate
Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID
Undergraduate Degree:
 
B.S. Mechanical Engineering  
Interests/Activities: Cars, motors, snowboarding and bikes
Dream Job: Any automotive racing company

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Cody Holtrop

Undergraduate
Hometown: Meridian, ID
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Virtual Technology and Design
Interests/Activities: Intramural sports, cars, motorcycles, art and design

Dream Job: Do modeling and design work for Triumph or Ducati

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Shrikant Bhise

Undergraduate
Hometown: Mumbai, India
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Interests/Activities: Concept cars, flying, Kricket, F1 racing, guitar, dance

Dream Job: To change the concept of transportation

Mary Yovanoff

Undergraduate
Hometown: Fort Collings, CO
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Mechanical Engineering and Psychology
Interests and Activities: Hiking, camping, swimming, reading

Dream Job: Designing toys

Nicholas Stocks

Undergraduate
Hometown: Cascade, ID
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Expected grad: May 2014
Interests/Activities: Snowboarding, reading, backpacking, taking things apart

Dream Job: Aerospace engineer for Lockheed