Rex Machina Team Members

Max Blanco, Senior

Rex Machina Roles: Scouting and Statistics
College of Choice:  – University of North Georgia
Planned College Major:  – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Career Aspirations: – Veterinarian

Zoee Boyd, Freshman

Rex Machina Roles: Programmer
College of Choice:  – GA Tech
Planned College Major:  – Computer Science and/or Digital Arts
Career Aspirations: – Undecided
“FIRST has taught me a lot about team bonding.”

Cory Brock, Senior

Rex Machina Roles: Drive Team & Programming
College of Choice: Kennesaw State University
Planned College Major: Computer Science
Career Aspirations: Information Technology
“FIRST has shown me different ways to make the challenges in life easier.”

 Raul Cantú, Freshman

Rex Machina Roles: Scouting and Statistics
College of Choice:  – GA Tech
Planned College Major:  – Undecided
Career Aspirations: – Material Science

    

Heinz Gardner, Junior

Rex Machina Roles: Mechanical Engineer
College of Choice: – Middle Georgia State University
Planned College Major: – Airline Pilot and AMP Mechanic
Career Aspirations: – Delta Pilot
“FIRST has inspired me and taught me new things in the field of mechanics.”

Erik Heitshusen, Junior

Rex Machina Roles: Programming & Scouting
College of Choice: Undecided
Planned College Major: Biomedical Engineering or Psychology
Career Aspirations: Biomedical Engineer or Psychiatry
“FIRST Robotics has given me valuable experience towards both of my desired careers. As both a programmer and scout for my team, Rex Machina, I have been exposed to both programming and communications in a real world environment. Not only this, but FIRST has allowed me to make some great friends and have fun doing something which could help me in the future!”

Marc Robins, Junior

Rex Machina Roles: Mechanical Engineer
College of Choice:  Georgia Tech
Planned College Major:  Engineering
Career Aspirations: Pilot or airplane mechanic


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Hannah Rosenhack, Junior

Rex Machina Roles: Team Captain, Safety Captain, Outreach Coordinator, Awards Chairperson, Social Media
College of Choice: Vanderbilt
Planned College Major: Computer Science or Business
Career Aspirations: Marketing Director at Google or Apple
“FIRST has opened many doors for me. Not only has it given me a chance to grow and learn, but also hands on experience in many areas.  It has given me a group of people I will always hold close. Networking and scholarship opportunities are everywhere.”

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Cade Skinner, Junior

Rex Machina Roles: Programming & Pit Crew
College of Choice: Georgia Tech
Planned College Major: Computer Science
Career Aspirations: Computer Science
“FIRST has shown me that I enjoy the mechanical aspect of robotics, not just programming.”

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Alex Taylor, Junior

Rex Machina Roles: Vice President of Marketing, 3D CAD & 3D Printing
College of Choice: Undecided
Planned College Major: Undecided
Career Aspirations: Author or something related to law
“FIRST has taught me much about robotics and maintaining a business through outreach and funding.”


Drew Taylor, Senior

Rex Machina Roles: Founder, Programming, Mentor
College of Choice: Georgia Tech
Planned College Major: Software Engineer
Career Aspirations: Apple Software Engineer or IT Management
“FIRST has helped me grow in my people skills on a professional level and helped me understand how important the image of a business/team is and how to improve it. The people I have met through FIRST have opened up many potential college scholarships for me.”


Chris Thomas, Senior

Rex Machina Roles: Pit Mentor
College of Choice: The Citadel
Planned College Major: Mechanical & Physical Engineering
Career Aspirations: United States Army, and then find a career in the field of mechanical engineering
“FIRST has helped me by offering scholarships and guiding me to where I want to go.”

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Alex Whitaker, Junior

Rex Machina Roles: Pit Captain
College of Choice: Georgia Tech
Planned College Major: Structural Engineer
Career Aspirations: Engineer
“FIRST made me realize what I really want to do with my life and also gave me the recourse to find that out.”