Michael is a senior at Florida State University and will graduate April 2012 with a B.A. in Music and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He has played the trombone for almost 13 years and considers music an essential part of his life. His love for music is only equaled by his passion for robotics. Michael is currently completing an Honors Thesis focusing on the lateral dynamics of a biologically-inspired running robot and intends to continue working on mobile robotics for many years to come. He has been accepted into the Mechanical Engineering Masters program at Stanford University and hopes his graduate studies will lead him towards a career in the space exploration industry.
After his 5th year of schooling at Florida State University, John will be graduating in late April 2012 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. For extracurricular activity, John is actively involved as the President of Florida State's Men's Club Soccer team as well as refereeing youth and adult soccer leagues in the local Tallahassee area. Outside of school, John enjoys keeping up current affairs, playing video games and guitar, watching movies, following the stock market and spending time with his friends and family. He has specific interests in the field of thermodynamics and plans to further his learning as he enters the work force. John will be relocating to Houston, TX at the completion of his college career to pursue his interests in the energy industry.
Jonathan Lenoff is currently a senior at FSU and expects to graduate after this semester. During his time here at FSU he says he has gained practical knowledge and experience relating to engineering. He is excited for the next step in his life but knows that it will be a bitter sweet experience leaving the school and friends that have helped him so much over the past four years. Jonathan would like to thank everyone who has helped him get to this point including his parents, friends and teachers as well as Group 17 for making an awesome senior design project.