Afa is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with a Math minor and is excited about being responsible for all mechanical aspects of Übercaster. Even though there are no moving parts to Übercaster, Afa will still have a lot to bring to the table when it comes to material selection and circuit area optimization. His understanding of electrical components comes from producing office receptacles for Haworth Furniture during his internship at Innotec located in Zeeland Michigan. Afa's passion lies in design and analysis of systems, especially in the automotive industry. He hopes to work in the United States after graduation in order to grow his knowledge, which would eventually be beneficial for his native homeland, Nigeria. Being the only mechanical engineer in the group, Afa's efforts will be focused mostly on the design of the enclosure and optimization of the space within the device.
KJ is a Senior Electrical/Computer engineering major and German minor. KJ has a diverse interest in business, music, languages, technology, and philosophy. He lived in Germany, South Korea, and in the U.S. Past summer, KJ has developed a TV scheduler using an Arduino and Google Calendar for Calvin Engineering Department. He also has interned for Porsche Development Center in Weissach, Germany and also at MoNET (The Laboratory of Molecular Neuroimaging Technology) at Severance Hospital in Seoul, South Korea. He enjoys playing piano, violin, and guitar in his free time and plays soccer extensively. After graduation, he plans to go back to South Korea to fulfill his mandatory military service as a translator in the Republic of Korea Air Force for three years. After his service, he plans to start a company with Adam Bratt, a brilliant classmate who dropped out to become the CTO of a finance company.
Bob is a Senior Electrical/Computer Engineering major who is passionate about using engineering for missions. Bob is looking forward to designing the hardware at the heart of Übercaster, and expanding his knowledge of mobile operating system software. Bob is eager to put to use the knowledge and experience he gained from both of his previous internships: the research on mobile technology for the Christian Reformed Church in North America, and his work with Radio Frequency theory and circuit board layout at the HCJB Global Technology Center. After graduation, Bob will be entering the Calvin Seminary to study missions. Bob's efforts on the Übercaster team will focus on designing the hardware and writing software for Apple's mobile operating system.
Nate is a Senior Electrical/Computer Engineering student with a German minor and is excited about tackling the challenges of researching and designing the optimal hardware necessities of Übercaster. Even though his passion lies with renewable energy, he is excited about learning valuable specifics about hardware that will most likely be appearing in his future. After his internship with the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation in Vienna, Austria, he is ready to use his learned skills of programming and group organization and structure to help turn Übercaster into a reality. After graduation, there is a possibility of grad school in renewable energy for but Nate is also applying for engineering positions anywhere from at home in the Grand Rapids area to internationally in Europe. His efforts on this project will focus mainly on designing the hardware.