Aishah Ahmed

Bio: Aishah Ahmed, PHN '16, was a member of Team 3667 during the 2014-2015 school year. During her time on the team she worked in Marketing and as a broadcaster for Team 3667's Knightly News. She currently is a sophomore at Harvard University where she is pursuing a B.A. in Human Development and  and Regenerative Biology. Nolan Odam reached out to Aishah who provided the following update:

How did robotics affect your life when you were on the team?

The wonderful thing about being on Team 3667 was that there was a place and task for anyone regardless of previous robotics experience. From working in the shop to coding to marketing, I felt like I had a lot of room to explore different things that I did not necessarily consider exploring prior to joining the team. Ultimately, I found my niche in Marketing, where I got to work with a lot of creative and committed adults and students to put Team 3667 on the fundraising radar of local businesses.

Being on the team required me to devote a significant amount of time to my marketing responsibilities, and as a result, I had to reflect on all of my extra-curricular activities critically and prioritize the ones that made me feel personally satisfied and accomplished. Robotics was one of those activities and I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent bonding with adult mentors, coaches and students over our shared passion for science, technology and engineering.

How did robotics affect your life after you were on the team?

My interest in STEM has continued post-robotics. As a result of being on the team, I have a greater appreciation for the skills that engineers and coders learn and employ. The marketing skills I learned while working with the team's marketing division have come in especially handy as I now hold a primarily fundraising position at a volunteering organization in college.



James Daugherty

Bio: James Daugherty, PHN '16, was a member of Team 3667 during the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years. He was a member of the build and float teams, as well as the competition drive team. James recently stopped in for a visit and provided the following update:

What are you doing at this time?

As of this writing, James is a student at the Michigan Career and Technical Institute where he is earning a certificate in computer-aided design and machining. He will be working in Warren where he will be designing and machining parts. 


Alex Day

Bio:  Alex Day, PHN '16, was a member of Team 3667 during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years.  Alex worked on the marketing team where he helped with a variety of marketing tasks, including button making. Alex recently stopped in to visit and provided the following update: 

What are you doing at this time?

Alex currently is a student at St. Clair County Community College and is working at McDonald's while he pursues his studies. Alex is working toward his goal of working as a translator in Japan. 


Berant Perry

Bio: Berant Perry, PHN '16,  was a member of Team 3667, from 2012 through 2016. During his time on the team, he worked on controls, electrical and autonomous vision programming. In addition, he was a two-year member of the drive team, including during the team's 2014 trip to the State Championship. 

What are you doing at this time?

Berant currently is a student at the University of Michigan where he is pursuing a degree in Materials Science and Engineering. After graduating, he hopes to build a career in the semiconductor industry.