Taylor Benning is a junior in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She has a passion for community service, STEM, and the EPICS program. With three years of experience participating in the EPICS program, as well as two years of experience as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for the EPICS program, Taylor is well versed in resources available to students and methods for developing team cooperation. As the Community Development Subject Matter Champion, she will be promoting a strong relationship between teams and their community partner focused on the human-centered design process and open communication.
As a student in the Fulton Schools of Engineering and Barrett, The Honors College at ASU, Emily Hagood is pursuing a Materials Science and Engineering degree and a minor in Sustainability. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Emily brings her passion for sustainability, her love of STEM, and her involvement in community service to the EPICS program. As the Sustainability Subject Matter Champion, she will be supporting sustainability-focused teams by connecting them with valuable resources, developing inter-team cooperation, and promoting teams’ efforts toward a more sustainable future. With a strong commitment to social equity, environmental stewardship, and built resilience, Emily will apply her engineering perspective to the goal of attaining sustainable technological and social development.
Shamsher Warudkar (Shami) is an aerospace engineering student. He has worked on projects including a Smart agriculture environment implementation in Da Nang Vietnam, analysis of the Boeing 373 Max airfoil, domestic IoT applications, and his most recent endeavor into pollutant filtration in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia. He has a passion for fighting global problems with engineering design solutions.