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Team 3792, Army Ants, is a team based out of Columbia, MO. During the off-season, prospective students are welcome to sign up and attend meetings where they work towards finding the department that caters best to their skills. These main departments include: fabrication, computer-aided design (CAD.) and programming. The team also has various business and marketing efforts that are sustained by members from all departments. Each department is lead by mentors and student leadership who work towards ensuring that first year students are properly trained. This cycle ensures team productivity during build season and that all departments have an even distribution of Army Ants.
Dr. Anand Chandrasekhar, co-chief mentor
Dr. Andy Winslow, co-chief mentor, programming mentor
Dr. Kevin Gillis, chief mentor emeritus, outreach mentor
Mr. Steve Grieshaber, fabrication mentor
Mr. David Sabath, business mentor
Mr. Josiah Bryan, CAD mentor
The Army Ants can always use help from additional mentors, as knowledgeable mentors are essential for helping student members learn important life skills. Here are several mentoring positions. Please contact us if you are interested.
Engineering Design: Assist students in developing a strategic and effective design
Mechanical: Work with students on the fabrication of the robot
Programming: Work with students to develop more effective programming
Computer-Aided Design: Teach students how to effectively use CAD
Finance/Fundraising: Help students manage funds and assist with fundraisers
Marketing: Help students develop presentations and presenting skills
Branding/Graphic Design: Create logos, banners, t-shirts, etc.
Media: Teach students how to manage websites and other media platforms