Mrs. Rose Young – Lead Mentor
Mrs. Rose Young (parent alumni of Michael and Sam) has been the Lead Mentor since 2006, when she was a teacher a Liberty High School teacher. As the Lead Mentor, Mrs. Young manages the logistics for the team, serves as a point of contact between the team and other agencies and organizations, handles registration with FIRST for the Robo-Lions and affiliated teams, runs summer training sessions, helps raise funds and works with the marketing team. She is a founding member of PIE3 and serves as the Treasurer.
Mrs. Young is a physics teacher at Glenelg Country School, where she also mentors FIRST Tech
Challenge Teams. She is a former FIRST Senior Mentor, a member of the Maryland FIRST
LEGO League Committee and a key volunteer for FIRST Tech Challenge in Maryland and DC.
Mr. Wayne Fuller – Construction Mentor
Mr. Wayne Fuller (parent of alumni Preston and Abi) as been a key mentor for the team since 2007. Mr. Fuller began his involvement as a mentor for FIRST LEGO League teams, and quickly became a key mentor to the Robo-Lions responsible for configuration management, safety and mechanical design. Mr. Fuller is a founding Board Member of PIE3. As a Booz Allen Hamilton employee, Mr. Fuller has provided an important link to a key partner for many years. His volunteerism with the team has ensured partnership with Booz Allen, and he is a key mentor for mechanical system, safety and product quality.
Mr. Tom Milnes – Systems Mentor
Mr. Tom Milnes, parent of alumni Tommy and Coralie, is the current president of PIE3, and has been the Systems Integration Mentor since 2007. Mr. Milnes coordinates the efforts of the team and mentors to ensure collaboration between programming, electrical and mechanical components. Mr. Milnes’ other responsibility is handling material orders and the bills that come with them. He is the backbone of the mentoring team, and critical to the success of the Robo-Lions. Mr. Milnes is also an employee of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physic Laboratory (JHU/APL), where he applies his skills as a mathematician to the analysis of underwater navigation. JHU/APL supports the Robo-Lions with in-kind support.
Mr. Fred and Mrs. Robyn Needel
Mr. Fred and Mrs. Robyn Needel have been mentoring teams for as long as the Robo-Lions have been around, and we are fortunate to have them with us for the past several seasons. Mr. Needel is a key mechanical and design mentor, while Mrs. Needel works with the presentation team and helps train students to write and present.
Mr. Tim McMahon – Lead Programming Mentor
Mr. Tim McMahon (parent of alumni Kyle) has taken the lead in mentoring the programmers, setting up training sessions and making sure students learn to write code in a way that allows for easy modification, the effective use of sensors and much more.
Mr. Allwyn Pereira – Programming Mentor
Mr. Allwyn Pereira joined the mentoring team in the 2020 Infinite Recharge season, along with his son Alex. Some of the things Mr. Pereira assists with are programming and sensor related issues. One other responsibility he has is assisting with the maintenance and upgrade of the laptops and electronics around the workshop.
Mr. Joe Duva – CAD and Machining Mentor
Mr. Joe Duva joined the mentor team in the 2020 Infinite Recharge season, along with his son Brian. Mr. Duva has been an FLL coach and a PIE3 Board Member for many years. A few things he has taken the lead on are Scouting, and mentoring students in CAD, and, machining. He hopes to build more 3D modeling capability into the team.