Shashvat Mehta

I’m an 8th grader at Bowditch Middle School. This is my second year participating in the FTC, and it has become one of my favorite things to do. I am the co-captain and software co-lead this year, but I also love to contribute to Outreach, Documentation, and Hardware/Design. Some of my hobbies include coding, especially making games with Unity and programming our robot, doing card magic, playing soccer, and watching TV. Some fun facts about me are that I have heterochromia, which means I have different colored eyes, I am an avid Star Wars and Marvel fan, and I love to cook.

Reet Bhatia

This is my second year with Vortex and FTC, as an 8th Grader attending Bowditch Middle School. I am the Co-captan and hardware-lead of our team, but also enjoy helping our outreach and documentation sub teams! Besides robotics, you might find me playing guitar, practicing tennis, or baking with my brother! Some fun facts about me include that I’m a forever Harry Potter enthusiast and recently discovered that I am ambidextrous. I look forward to working with our team and participating in this season’s challenge!

Siddhi Prasad

Hello! This is my second year on this team and FTC, and I am currently in 8th grade. I am active in the subteams of design, hardware, outreach, and documentation. Other than robotics, I enjoy reading, baking, sketching, and playing tennis. A new hobby I picked up recently, would be crocheting! As a new group of members joins us this year, I look forward to spending time with them and working together to meet the challenges of this season and those to come.

Saachi Kalra

I am a seventh grader currently attending Bowditch Middle School. This is my first year doing robotics with FTC. I have always been fascinated by robot mechanisms and want to increase my capabilities in this field. This year, I would like to work on the software or build teams. Some of my hobbies include reading, journaling, and running. I am so excited to be a part of the team this year! 

Ryan Li

I am a seventh grader currently at Bayside Middle school. This is my first year participating in FTC. I have some experience coding, and I know a bit of Java. However, I work on the hardware team to gain experience and learn about it. This year, I want to work mostly on hardware. Some of my hobbies include animation, reading, skateboarding, and learning about history.

Neel Pal

I’m an 8th grader at Bowditch Middle School, and this is my first year in FTC, though I have some knowledge of robotics from the past. I work in the Hardware/Design sub-team but I enjoy helping out with software sometimes too. I like designing and building mechanisms to make our robot the best it can be and I am excited to participate in this year’s challenge. Some of my hobbies are creating VFX, drawing, playing sports like basketball and football, riding my skateboard, and playing my guitar.

Sameera Suria

Hi! I am an 8th grader at Bowditch Middle School. This is my first year on Vortex, and my first year doing FTC. I help out with Hardware and Software, and I am a driver. I look forward to helping build the robot this year! My hobbies include reading, drawing, painting, listening to music, and most recently, my new interest in Robotics. I am excited to be part of the team this year, and I hope to contribute as much as I can! 

Sonakshi Rajput

Hi! My name is Sonakshi. I am currently in 8th grade at Bowditch Middle School. This is my first year doing FTC and I am really excited to be a part of this team. I am a documentation lead and I also take part in Hardware, Outreach, and Software. Besides robotics, I really enjoy swimming, art, piano, math, and hanging out with my friends and family. I look forward to working with this team, learning new skills, and growing as an individual.

Kirthana Warrier

I am an 8th grader at Bowditch Middle School, and this is my first year taking part in FTC and robotics. I am the lead for the Outreach Sub-team and also contribute to and participate in Hardware and Design. I want to gain a deeper knowledge of the design involved in building a robot.  During the year, I want to grow with the team by supporting and encouraging each other to build a successful robot. Outside of robotics, my hobbies include dancing, reading, and drawing.

Alex Wright

Hello! I’m an 8th grader at Bowditch Middle School, and proud to be a part of Team Vortex and by extension FTC for the first year. I specialize in the software department, in which I am the co-lead, but of course, I help out with all the other departments. I’m super excited to embark on this journey for the first time, and if we can’t win, I hope we can at least put together a good robot, and learn a bit along the way. Outside of robotics, I’m interested in (non-robotics) Coding, History, Camping and Scouts, and Star Wars.