Hi, I'm John. I do lots of things, but these days I'm mostly a student at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where I'm pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Mathematics.
I'm interested in robotics, particularly as an educational tool, and spend some of my time mentoring teams participating in the FIRST LEGO League and VEX Robotics Competition, as well as volunteering at FLL and VRC events. My other areas of interest include engineering, physics, 3D printing, and plastering my logo on things. I also play the viola; from 2012 to 2016 I was a member of the Tri-State Youth Orchestra.
In the summer months, I work as an instructor at the Orleans Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program in Orleans, Massachusetts, where I help to instruct children ages 8-18 in sailing, from beginner to advanced levels. I'm particularly interested in advanced boat-handling techniques, race strategy, and applying principles of physics to sailing. From 2012 to 2016, I was also a member of the program's 420 race team. I also sail in the Midwest, as a member of the Ohio University Sailing Team.
I grew up in Huntington, West Virginia, where in 2016 I graduated from Huntington High School. While there, I helped found the school's VEX Robotics Competition and Science Olympiad teams.
There used to be a joke at the end of this bio about how pompous it was to write a bio of oneself in the third person. Now that I've rewritten the bio in the first person, that joke doesn't really fit anymore.
I have a nasty habit of taking too long to update the copyright date at the bottom of every page:
|2016||July 2||183 days|
|2017||February 26||56 days|
|2018||February 8||39 Days|