Welcome to Mizzou SURFStudents’ Underwater Robotics Foundation is an engineering student organization that strives to implement the knowledge of engineering courses to real life projects. Mizzou SURF designs and manufactures marine robotic projects. SURF is a competition team with an element of robotic research. We are currently hard at work preparing for the 2022 RoboSub competition at the University of Maryland, College Park!
Meet the Team:
"Hello! My name is Nathan Crum, and I am a recent May 2022 graduate of Mizzou's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering programs. I am fascinated by the development of aerospace vehicle control systems, and more recently have become an avid fan of the intersection between autonomous systems and aerospace vehicles. In my free time I enjoy exploring Columbia by bike and playing board games with friends!"
"My name is Maria Lusardi and I am a senior studying Computer Science. SURF has not only given me great experience in developing software for autonomous applications, but it has also helped me develop leadership and organization skills. I also enjoy playing violin and knitting!"
"I am a senior in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Aerospace Engineering. I like SURF because building robots underwater comes with more challenges that require complex solutions."
"My name is Mason Fleck and I'm a junior majoring in electrical and computer engineering. What I like about Surf is that I get to explore a bunch of different aspects of engineering at once for one goal."
Mechanical Team Member
"My name is Matthew Cira, and I am a Junior in Mechanical engineering with a minor in Mathematics. I love SURF for the complex challenges that building a submarine entails and the creative and innovative solutions that we have created to solve those challenges."
Electrical Team Member
"My name is Amelia Truong and I am a sophomore studying computer engineering. I like SURF because it has allowed me to experience real applications of my major that I couldn’t have gotten from classes during my freshman year."