About

History

The Robotics Club was formed on September 24th, 2007 as a team focused solely on making a Mars Rover for the University Rover Challenge, a competition we still enter today. With nearly 200 registered members to date, the club is one of the largest student-run organizations at Oregon State University. As the years progressed, members branched off and created other teams like Aerial, Underwater, and more recently, the Drone Racing team.

The club is made up of members from many backgrounds including engineering, business and liberal arts. Being an engineer is not a requirement to be part of the club. In fact, OSURC encourages anyone with an interest in robotics to join! Due in part to the experience members get working as a team on real projects with real problems, many leave well-equipped to handle the stresses of difficult but rewarding jobs. Our alumni have gone on to work at great companies such as SpaceX, Honeybee Robotics, Tektronix, NVIDIA, Intel, and NASA JPL. Some founding members even went on to become a part of OSU’s faculty, and still teach classes to the next generations of robotics students to this day.

Alumni

Drew Gabler

Mars Rover – Mechanical Lead

Drew Gabler

Pursuing a Masters at Oregon State
Daniel Miller

2012-2013: President ■ Aerial Team Lead

Daniel Miller

Systems Integrator at Concept Systems
Taj Morton

2009-2010: Vice President ■ 2010-2011: President ■ Mars Rover – Software ■ FIRST Robotics Organizer

Taj Morton

Pursuing a Masters at Oregon State
Tyler Slone

Mars Rover – Software ■ FIRST Robotics Organizer

Tyler Slone

Radio Frequency Engineer at SpaceX
Ryan Albright

2008-2010: Mars Rover – Mechanical ■ 2009-2010: President

Ryan Albright

Hardware Engineer at NVIDIA
Jesse Grimes

Mars Rover – Mechanical

Jesse Grimes

Project Manager at NASA JPL
Cody Hyman

Mars Rover – Electrical ■ Regular Champion of OSURC Competitions

Cody Hyman

Working at Reliable Robotics
Corwin Perren

Webmaster ■ Mars Rover – Computer Science Lead

Corwin Perren

Working at SpaceX StarLink
Nick McComb

Webmaster

Nick McComb

Working at Second Order Effects
Dylan Thrush

Mars Rover – Mechanical Team ■ Mars Rover Vice President

Dylan Thrush

Working at Agility Robotics