Mentorship Program

What is the Mentoring Program?

The Stony Brook Robotics Team's Mentorship Program is an initiative created to develop the skills of aspiring roboticists, engineers and scientists at Stony Brook University through peer mentorship in a wide-variety of fields ranging from mechanical design to object-oriented programming. The program matches students to SBRT members based on topic and project interests. Over the course of a year, students are taught the fundamentals of specific field and given collaborative projects that help them apply their newly learned skills to build practical technologies.

Started in Fall 2018, the Mentorship Program seeks to harness the resources of SBRT members to help the next generation of Stony Brook engineers to grow in their respective fields through hands-on training and projects. SBRT members from across all of our subteams volunteer to mentor 3-4 mentees from a diverse spectrum of majors. As the mentees continue to develop their skills, they will learn more about their respective interests as well as the broader STEM field.

If you are interested in becoming a mentee or a mentor for the Mentoring Program, please contact us at robotics_team@stonybrook.edu!

Mentors

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Brendan Zotto

Brendan Zotto is a fourth year Electrical Engineering student with a focus for PCB design and high-power electronics. He is mentoring students in PCB design, power systems, embedded systems and digital communication.

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Christopher Tong

Christopher Tong is a third year Biomedical Engineering student with a focus on the application of electronics in healthcare. He is mentoring students in the accurate collection of electronic signal data from the environment to build a data acquisition device.

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John Boccio

John Boccio is a third year Computer Engineering student with an interest in embedded systems. He is mentoring students in understanding the fundamental hardware and software techniques necessary to utilize microcontrollers.

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Daniel Moses

Daniel Moses is a third year Computer Science student with an interest in robotics and large-scale systems. He is mentoring students to understand message-passing and multi-threading as they integrate the URC subsystems.

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Kevin Li

Kevin Li is a third year Mechanical Engineering student with an interest in mechatronics. He is mentoring students in the application of electronics and microcontrollers in Mechanical Engineering through small-scale projects.

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