Member Spotlight Archive

Patrick Collins Spotlight

Patrick Collins

Patrick Collins is a senior mechanical engineering student from Omaha, NE.

He is the founding president of the UNL VEX U Robotics Club, and is currently serving his second term as president.

Pat loves fuzzy socks, his girlfriend, and long walks on the beach

Drew Evans Spotlight

Drew Evans

Drew Evans is a helicopter mechanic for the Nebraska Army National Guard.

He believes that waffles are better than pancakes hands down.

Drew enjoys camping and hiking.

Dominic Paul Spotlight

Dominic Paul

Dominic Paul is a sophomore electrical engineering student from Chanhassen, MN.

This will be Dom's second year of VEX U. He works with the Electrical and Programming teams.

Dom enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, soccer, and automobiles.

Currently, Dom is studying abroad in Spain. He will return to UNL for the Spring 2019 semester.

Ryan Thomas Spotlight

Ryan Thomas

Ryan Thomas is a sophomore computer engineering student from Papillion, NE.

He is currently the programming head for the little bot team.

Ryan enjoys reading YA fiction novels, listening to alternative & pop music, and is incredibly excited for the new Marvel movies coming out in 2019.

Phoebe Peña Spotlight

Phoebe Peña

Phoebe is a freshman biology student from Los Angeles, CA.

She is the lead on the engineering notebook for the UNL VEX U Robotics Club, and an expert with the angle grinder.

Phoebe enjoys building model rockets, going to the beach with friends, and playing Mario Kart with her little sister.


John Hosch

John is a freshman electrical engineering major from Chapman, NE.

He is the current design lead for the big bot.

John enjoys creating things, whether they’re electrical circuits, mechanical devices, or videos for his YouTube channel. He is looking forward to seeing our robotics team compete at Worlds.