OUR STUDENT TEAM

Laxmi Patel

Laxmi Patel is a junior at ESUMS and an aspires to work in the medical field in the future. She is currently leader of STEM Fair along with Jai Johnson and the co-leader of Girls Robotics Academy. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. As her first year being president, she hopes to lead the GForce STEM Club team with ambition and organization. 

President, STEM Fair, Girls Robotics Academy, Summer Internship 2019

Aboubacar Kourouma

This is Aboubacar Kourouma, he is a junior at ESUMS. He enjoys both of the realms of science and business. He is also very passionate about his community and helping others succeed.

STEM Fair

Jai Johnson

Jai Johnson is a Junior at ESUMS and is leading the STEM Fair program, along with Laxmi Patel. In the future she hope to purse mechanical engineering. In her free time she  enjoys reading manga and spending time with her family. 

STEM Fair

James Maciel

James Maciel is a Junior at Esums, he is interested in persuing his dreams in becoming an Airforce Pilot. He is very passionate in his work. 
 

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Emma Adams

Emma Adams is a Freshman at ESUMS. In the future, she is seeking a career in astrobiology or paleontology. Outside of school, Emma loves helping others and assisting with the environmental club at her old middle school. She also enjoys learning about new scientific discoveries and solving problems.

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Oscar Cajaraville

This is Oscar Cajaraville, he's a senior at Esums. He is inspired to become a programmer/ engineer in the future. He is also very passionate about his education. 

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Atziyadet Cervantes

 This is Atziyadet Cervantes, she is a sophomore at ESUMS. In the future she is interested in pursuing within the science and medical fields. Two words to describe her are creative and resourceful. 

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Gabriel Reed

This is Gabriel Reed, he is a Senior at Esums. He plans on perusing a degree in Mechanical Engineer in the Space Flight Industry. He is curious and very passionate about Engineering and Robotics.   

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Yamlia Jain

Yamila Jain is a Junior at ESUMS, she was an Intern for the G-force summer program this summer. She is also a part of the FTC team and was a part of STEM Career Fair. Outside of school she enjoys to travel and wishes to pursue a career in the Medical field.

FTC, Girls Robotics Academy

Korey Kornegay

This is Korey Kornegay, he is a senior at Esums. He is interested in perusing a career in medicine. Preferably pediatric genetics. This is his second year being apart of the FTC team and he hopes to continue this year as a programmer.

FTC Leader of the Programming Team

Jaiden Fletcher

Jaiden is a sophomore at Esums, who is interested in perusing her dreams in the medical field. She is very organized and a natural leader. She is currently participating in Hemispheres, she's the leader of FTC and the Drone Team she is also in training of getting her Lifeguard Certificate.  

FTC Coordinator, Girls Robotics Academy

Logan Antonio Davila-Sanabria

Logan Antonio Davila-Sanabria is a sophomore at ESUMS. He enjoys Math and English. He is a hard worker and very motivative. 

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Yomar Perez

Yomar Perez is a junior at Esums, who is interested in perusing his dreams in programming. He is very motivated and focus. 

FTC Leader of the Mechanical Team

Daniella Lebron

Daniella Lebron is a junior at ESUMS, and the proud website developer and Co-President for the G-Force team! When she's not exploring engineering, she's drawing or building with her hands. She wishes to go to school for Mechanical Engineering and art to become an animator or Imagineer at Disney.

Outside of school she works at the Peabody Museum under SciCorps and is an Alto in Yale's Morse Chorale. She hopes to help inspire as many young minds as she can to join the STEM path through running the G-Force Summer Internship program.

Co-President, Website Developer, GForce Summer Internship, Girls in STEM, (Yo)Unity Bot

Aida Mohd Khairi

Aida is a current junior at ESUMS. She is the co-director of Girls In STEM. She loves biology, art and female activism. She aspires to pursue a career in Veterinary Care. Aida is also a current member of Yale Hemispheres and works at the Peabody Museum under Sci.CORPS.

Girls in STEM, (Yo)unity Bot, Summer Internship

Eva Heaphy

Eva Heaphy (a junior at ESUMS), is the co-captain and founding member of the Girls in STEM program. She's an aspiring neurosurgeon who loves learning new languages. Outside of school, she leads as a senior dancer at the Mulkerin School of Irish Dance and can often be found engaging in long distance swim training. She hopes Gforce will help her engage in the New Haven community provide new experiences in the STEM field. 

Girls in STEM, (Yo)unity Bot, Summer Internship

Alyssa Frechette

Aly is a junior at ESUMS who enjoys learning about the STEM field and participating in projects relating to STEM. Although Aly is unsure about what career she wants to pursue, she is all about learning new things and being an advocate for girls in STEM careers. She is currently also participating in Science Olympiad, Debate, and Yale Hemispheres.

Girls in STEM, (Yo)Unity Bot

Jonathan Yun

Jonathan is a senior at ESUMS who is interested in pursuing Mechanical Engineering. He is passionate about the mission of GForce and FTC Robotics, which he believes reflects his interests as a student. As a first year GForce member, he hopes to lead both groups in such a way that inspires maturity and success.

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GFORCE MENTORS

Dr. Didacus Oparoacha

Founder Springwall Learning Solutions

Community IOT System Designer, STEM School Incubator and Academy Project Lead, XMPR Global Flight & Space Initiative!

Conrad Hansen-Quartey

President/ Project Engineer: FTC Robotics, (Yo)unity Bot, and Phytomining

​Conrad Hansen-Quartey is a graduate of ESUMS. Being part of his school's math, debate, science olympiad, and robotics teams, Conrad has experience working with others to complete tasks, and isn't afraid of those others may find difficult. During the 1-year internship last year, Conrad developed a curriculum which teaches high school students topics in electrical engineering, ranging from the basics to more advanced concepts. This year, Conrad is Project Engineer in the FTC, Younity Bot, and Phytomining projects. Conrad hopes to contribute optimism and a strong work ethic to G-Force STEM with his involvement.

Shreya Patel

Club Advisory Board - Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)

​Shreya is a college student working towards pursuing a career in engineering. She was an integral part of the club during her senior year in high school. Shreya worked to organize group meetings and keep everyone on task with their projects. She says the experience was very beneficial for her and that she's already applying what she learned in the club to her coursework in college.

Danayit Mekonnen

Club Advisory Board - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (FL)

​Danayit Mekonnen was part of the internship that started the GForce STEM club where she worked on the mechanical aspect of the (Yo)unity Bot as well as the cost analysis. She served on the Advisory Board of the club and worked to implement the (Yo)unity Bot into middle schools in the New Haven and Meriden CT areas. 

Danayit is extremely passionate about astrophysics, aerospace engineering and robotics. Besides GForce STEM and school work, she loves building competitive robots. During her time in high school she served as the Captain of the ESUMS FRC (First Robotics Competition) team.

Dr. James P K Dzandzi

Bruce Goldson

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CLUB ALUMNI

Anthony Vendrella

Drone Instrumentation

Anthony Vendrella is a sophomore at West Haven High School. He enjoys engineering, math, and science. He wants to become a civil engineer in the future.

Shankara Abbineni

Drone Instrumentaion

Shankara is currently a junior and is passionate about technology. He thinks that technology can change anything and if used properly, will be a huge help to society. Some of his interests are new, emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence. He spends much of his free time making robots using the Arduino and Raspberry Pi frameworks. He also participates in the debate club and Science Olympiad.

Joshua Okoli

Drone Instrumentation

​Joshua Okoli is a junior at ESUMS, a school he's been attending since grade 6. He enjoys building hands-on projects and spending time with family. He aspires to become a mechanical engineer when he's older.

Benjamin Accorda

Drone Instrumentaion

​Benjamin Accorda is currently a junior at ESUMS. He's developed an interest for topics such as programming, engineering, and science. He plans to pursue a career in Software engineering or Cyber Security, and he looks forward to working on GForce STEM.

Ahmed Khan

Drone Instrumentation

Ahmed is currently a junior at ESUMS. He's developed an interest for topics such as engineering, biology, and science. He currently participates in Science Olympiad, Debate, and Yale Hemispheres. He plans to pursue a career in medicine or engineering, and he looks forward to working on GForce STEM.

Myles Tamborra-Walton

Drones

Myles Tamborra-Walton is a junior at ESUMS. Myles is interested in engineering and hopes that ESUMS and GForce STEM can help him reach his goal of becoming an engineer. He is currently a part of the Hill House basketball team. Myles hopes that his participation in GForce will make him a better person and student.

Reuel Masoperh

(Yo)unity Bot, Mathematics, Drones

​Reuel Masoperh is a junior at ESUMS. He likes to do group work and actively cooperate in hands-on activities. He loves to play soccer and enjoys many other sports. He is working hard to pursue an engineering course for the future with the help of the GForce STEM internship.

Neeko Rosete

Intro to Programming

​Neeko Rosete is a junior at ESUMS. He enjoys coding in his free time and wishes to pursue a career that involves programming, such as a Software Engineer for Google. When he's not coding he's outside playing soccer. 

Hizami Anuar

Project Engineers of Mathematics

Amir-Hizami Anuar is currently a senior at ESUMS. His extracurriculars outside of G-Force include Science Olympiad, Debate Club, and the Math Team (of which he is co-captain). Last year, Hizami's work mostly pertained to drones, assembling a list of parts to create a starter kit for students looking to build and program their own drones from scratch. This year, Hizami is a Project Engineer for the Mathematics project, and also a member of the Phytomining project. Hizami hopes to contribute fresh and unique ideas to his projects, and help strengthen the areas in which the projects may be lacking.