About the Committee

Noah Flynn

Director of EOH

Graduation: May 2017   

About Me: This is my 2nd year on the EOH Central Committee and I am excited to engage with potential exhibitors to help bring their innovations to the eyes of the general public. Such inspiration is something I missed out on as a kid, and therefore I am grateful to lead an event that will illuminate new horizons for the next generation!

Jack Grayeb

Secretary & Treasurer

Graduation: May 2018   

About Me: Jack is a Civil & Environmental engineering major minoring in The Hoeft Technology&Management Program. Besides academics and Engineering Council, he is involved in Psi Upsilon and is a consultant for Illinois Business Consultant. In his free time, Jack loves to watch sports, play soccer, and just hang out with friends.

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Kourosh Arasteh

Director of Exhibits

Graduation: May 2019   

About Me: Kourosh Arasteh is a sophomore in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Computer Science. This is his first year on the committee, and he's excited to provide Exhibitors with the direction and resources they need to make this the best EOH yet! In his free time he loves to cook, eat, drive, drink coffee, and build robots.

Paul Trzupek

Senior Corporate Director

Graduation: December 2017   

About Me: I am a senior studying Bioengineering, with a minor in business. This is my second year on the Engineering Open House committee, and my role involves providing engagement with corporate sponsors. I also serve on several other committees, and am involved with Engineering Student Alumni Ambassadors and Biomedical Engineering Society. I am excited to be a part of an organization that fosters exposure to science and introduces young minds to engineering.

Neil Bhide

Co-Director of Judging and Awards

Graduation: May 2017   

About Me: Neil is a senior studying Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. This is his first year on the committee and he is exciting to make the Judging and Awards part as smooth as possible. He enjoys watching tennis, taking naps, and not being adventurous at all.

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Shreya Santhanam

Co-Director of Judging and Awards

Graduation: May 2018   

About Me: This is my second year on the committee, and I am very excited to serve as one of the Judging and Awards Director. I hope you all enjoy this year’s event!

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Jenni Nugent

Director of Internal Publicity

Graduation: May 2019   

About Me: Jenni is a sophomore in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Besides EOH, she is on 3 other Engineering Council committees - E-WEEK, SITE, and SIC. She is also on the Engineers Without Borders Malawi project and Concrete Canoe. She can be found on campus sleeping in libraries or climbing trees to avoid studying.

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Tanmay Shah

Director of External Publicity

Graduation: May 2019   

About Me: I enjoy programming and staying up to date with tech news, biking, playing tennis, trying different foods, and watching stand up comedy! I hope to have my own startup someday that integrates my passion for technology with my interest in healthcare.

Sanchita Agrawal

Director of Advancement & Special Events

Graduation:   

About Me: Sanchita is a senior in NPRE and has been involved in EOH since her freshman year! This is her third year on the committee and she is super excited for EOH 2017. She is from the suburbs of Chicago and loves dancing, puppies, chipotle, and red curry. You can find her curled up in her apartment watching "Friends", snapchatting, or attempted to clean her room.

Vladimir Potiyevskiy

Director of Creative Design

Graduation: May 2017   

About Me: This is Vladimir’s first year on the EOH committee. He is a senior in Psychology and loves technology. His interests are user experience design, usability research, hiking, running, cooking and reading the latest XKCD. During cold and rainy days, you can find him playing Counter-Strike or rewatching Christopher Nolan films.

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Vighnesh Thanawala

Director of Facilities & Equipment

Graduation: May 2019   

About Me: This is my first year on EOH Central Committee and I am very excited to serve as the Director of Facilities & Equipment this year. I am looking forward to putting this event together to promote and stimulate curiosity in the STEM field for future generations. Outside of EOH Central Committee, I am also involved in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, MechSE Advancement Student Committee, and Illini EcoConcept.

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Andrew Gonsalves

Director of Internal Relations

Graduation: May 2019   

About Me: Andrew is a Bioengineering major with a minor in Material Science and Engineering. Other than EOH, he is involved with the Illini Swim Club and other random things on campus, including academics and research. Andrew enjoys reading, Netflix, and all types of free food.

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Shivam Bharuka

Start-Up Showcase Director

Graduation: May 2018   

About Me: I am excited to hold the exhibits for the startups during EOH. My goal is to bring together the strong entrepreneurship community of Illinois. We have a powerful startup ecosystem which includes distinguished mentors and promising student startups.

Justin Betancourt

Director of Traffic & Safety

Graduation: May 2017   

About Me: Justin is a Materials Science and Engineering major concentrating in Biomaterials and minoring in International Studies. Besides academics and Engineering Council, he is involved in Alpha Chi Sigma and is a lead TA for ENG 100. In his free time, Justin loves to watch The Office, play frisbee, and take road trips anywhere.

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Adithya Bellary

Director of Visitors Information

Graduation: May 2019   

About Me: I am currently a sophomore studying electrical engineering with a lot of varied interests. I appreciate the hardware as well as the software portion of technology, so I wish to play an important role in the development of both. This is my first year on the EOH committee and I am excited to be the in charge of Visitor Information. I had such an amazing experience with EOH my freshman year and I want to make this year’s event even more innovative and inclusive. I want everyone to enjoy EOH because I loved it. I enjoy wasting time on Netflix and finding new types of unhealthy food to put in my body.

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Noah Flynn

Director of Technology

Graduation: May 2017   

About Me: I build stuff

Emma Sementi

Engineering Freshman Council Chair

Graduation: May 2017   

About Me: I love EOH!

Wyatt Newberry

High School Design Competition Director

Graduation: May 2019   

About Me: I’m Wyatt Newberry, sophomore in computer engineering from western Illinois. I’m interested in software development and embedded systems. I also enjoy running, movies, and every type of pizza.

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Alix Ramos

Middle School Design Competition Director

Graduation: May 2019   

About Me: I’m Alixandra Ramos. I’m currently a sophomore in computer engineering from Naperville, Illinois. In my freetime I enjoy rollerblading, playing piano and trying new foods. I’m interested in web and software development.

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Gonzalo Schoenmakers

Junior Corporate Director

Graduation: May 2019   

About Me: Gonzalo Gutierrez Schoenmakers is a sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering. He currently lives in Naperville, Illinois, but was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. On his free time, Gonzalo likes to hang out with friends, go to the ARC, and play soccer. This year being his second on the EOH Central Committee, he is to excited to work to raise the funds of the science fair by collaborating with the corporate sponsors. Other organizations Gonzalo is involved with are the Deans Student Advisory Committee, the Mechanical Science and Engineering Advancement Student Committee, and Design for America.

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Viraat Goel

Junior Corporate Director

Graduation: May 2016   

About Me: I love EOH!

Aarav Balsu

Historian

Graduation: May 2017   

About Me: I’m a senior in Aerospace Engineering with a focus in robotics and spaceflight. I’m also a massive history geek, which is why I’m proud to be the historian for EOH 2017! With the 100th iteration of EOH soon to be upon us, it’s very important to make sure that we remember our roots and the magnitude of the progress we’ve made since our first Engineering Open House. I’ve been attending EOH since I was a sophomore here at U of I, and I’m so glad to be given a chance to further contribute to a tradition of excellence and innovation. My vices are intolerable amounts of caffeine, chess, reading, and Star Wars trivia. I’ve also been bitten by the wanderlust bug.

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Michael Salceda

MRDC Co-Director

Graduation: May 2017   

About Me: This year marks the third year I have been involved with the Midwestern Robotics Design Competition and my first year on the Engineering Open House Central Committee. For the past 28 years, the MRDC at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has provided an outlet for brilliant and inquisitive minds to showcase their skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). With the 2016 MRDC, I hope to provide an essential environment to foster growth and progress in our nation’s youth and I look forward to seeing all the bright young minds at EOH 2016!

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Ted Stelling

MRDC Co-Director

Graduation: May 2017