Team 19094 Bios

Team 19094 – Bioshere2 Control Systems Monitors

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Abdullah Al-Battashi

Abdullah Al-Battashi graduated as an Industrial Engineer from the University of Arizona. He assumed budget management and UI design during senior design. His biggest interests are in learning more and gaining more experience.

Al-Battashi gets excited by learning about almost everything, especially in programming and data science to use them to improve his life and others.

Edgar Gomez

Hello unknown reader, future employer, random google user, whoever you may be! My name is Edgar Gomez, an Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate from the University of Arizona. For as long as my parents have needed help tinkering with our dial up internet or messing with TV settings, the hardware and software functions of electronics have become an interest of mine. That interest has only grown and developed with my studies in the form of things like PSpice circuit analysis, full-stack web development, and as of recently, being part of our UA Capstone Project team. Though my time as a student is over, the learning never ends, and I’m excited to see what else I can learn!

Gabriel Prado

My name is Gabriel Prado and I am a biosystems engineering graduate from the University of Arizona. My focus is on controlled environment agriculture and environmental control automation. In my spare time, I like to bike, climb, and hike. I also enjoy long road trips and reading science fiction. 

I am currently looking for employment, preferably in the Tucson area, in greenhouse food production. I would like to one day own and operate an urban farm using the skills and technology I have learned and developed to provide fresh and healthy foods locally. I believe farming is a powerful tool for building community, improving public health, and developing skill sets that will benefit future generations.

Lia Crocker

Lia Crocker is a Biosystems Engineer with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona. During her undergraduate career, the focus of Lia’s studies was controlled environment because she seeks to use contained ecosystems to research methods of remediating environments impacted by climate change. Lia has worked on Biosphere 2’s coral reef restoration project through her Project Manager position with the Biosystems Engineering Club, an internship with the marine science team, and as Team Lead of a self-proposed Senior Engineering Design project. Currently, Lia remains at the University of Arizona to complete a master’s degree in Biosystems Engineering with a bioinformatics focus and her thesis on plant response to drought conditions in the Biosphere 2 rainforest. 

Tru Quach

Tru Quach is a senior at the University of Arizona (UArizona) majoring in Electrical Engineering. She immigrated to the United States six years ago with her family and started taking classes at the Pima Community College the year after. While taking full-time classes at UArizona, she also applied and became a tutor of Math and Chemistry. Prior to her transition to the University of Arizona in the Fall of 2018, Tru applied and participated in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at the University of Arizona for the Summer 2018 session. For the summer of 2019, she applied and worked as an intern at Raytheon. She is also coming back to Raytheon this summer as a return intern. She is currently a mother of a four-year-old girl. Besides studying and hoping to complete her Engineering education and career objectives, she loves to crochet and knit. Tru has been handling out the yarn figures that she personally made to family and friends with encouraging messages for them to stay happy and positive in life.

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