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OUR TEAM

High School and University Students who live and breathe STEM learning.

Meet the Western Mechatronics Team. 

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Ian Wang

Co-Founder

Ian Wang is a 1st-year student studying Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He has always had an insatiable knack for building and inventing new designs. As the lead builder, designer, and driver for the Provincial Champion team 210Y, Ian looks to expand his talents and mentor the youth about robotics and engineering. 

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Jonathan Zhou

Co-Founder

Jonathan Zhou is a 1st-year student studying Mechatronics at the University of Waterloo. He's the Lead Programmer for team 210Y. Jonathan is outgoing, hardworking, and enjoys helping others. He also plays volleyball and was the libero for his high school's team.

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Justin Zhou

Co-Founder

Justin Zhou is a 1st-year master’s student studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. As a pioneer in VEX Robotics in Alberta and former team captain of team 6659C, Justin is a trailblazer for hands-on STEM learning. This year, Justin is evolving his VEX career by hosting Canada’s first Signature Event and promoting robotics to students of all ages.

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Wyatt Claypool

Business Advisor

Wyatt Claypool is a Policies Studies Graduate from Mount Royal University. He was a team member of team 6659C and has a strong passion towards robotics education. He hopes to utilize his business and networking skills, as well as increase his robotics knowledge with WestMech.

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Ning yu Huang

Coach

Ning Yu Huang is a recent graduate of the Master of Engineering program in Control Systems at the University of Alberta. He hopes he can learn more about robotics design as well as share his knowledge and passion in STEM with the youth at Western Mechatronics.

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Samuel Liu

Digital Manager

Samuel Liu is a 3rd-year student studying Electrical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He is experienced in creating and programing basic robots using circuit elements. He hopes to expand his knowledge on robotics with WestMech and his team.

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Kartik Ramachandran

Kartik Ramachandran is a a grade 10 FFCA student and a lead build team member for team 210Z. Kartik is a strong leader and a reliable teacher who is excited to guide the next generation of roboticists.

Coach

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Douglas Yau

Coach

Douglas Yau is a 1st-year master's student studying Software Engineering at the University of Calgary. He previously studied Mechanical Engineering and mechatronics. He is passionate about teaching STEM to younger audiences, training their problem-solving skills early on.

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