Meet the ViperBots faculty sponsors and mentors.
Rad Allen | Faculty Sponsor
Faculty Mentor – 4545 & 11503
Mr. Allen is a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin and received his master’s degree from the University of Houston, majoring in English, history and finance.
Mr. Allen likes the FTC robotics program because it provides a creative outlet for engineers and mathematicians, it simulates the real world of engineering, helps students develop important life skills (like collaboration and communication), and reinforces the project process of the constant revising and editing that takes place, or as he calls it, the “feedback loop.”
Tamany Wendel | Faculty Sponsor
Faculty Mentor – 7161
Mrs. Wendel received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Houston.
Mrs. Wendel likes the FTC robotics program because students with both technical and non-technical skills are challenged to solve engaging problems in a highly collaborative team environment. She feels that FTC provides a valuable learning experience and real world skills that are useful and inspiring to students.
Faculty Mentor – 4546
Faculty Mentor – 6209
Mr. Perrone received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin.
Mr. Perrone has watched the FTC robotics program grow over the years and is excited to join as a mentor in the 2016-2017 season. He likes that the program allows students to grow their engineering and software skills and compete against other students in these areas. He also likes the camaraderie that has developed among members of the organization.