Team History

2014

Team Photo 2014
Robot - El Toro XVII

Awards

Officers
President - Karen Feng
Director of Engineering - Jimin Park
Mechanical Director - Chirag Toprani
Electrical Director - Andrew He
Engineering Documentation - RJ Cunningham
Director of Operations - Archana Kikla
Media Director - Emma Lewis
Public Relations Director - Sachin Makaram
Outreach - Praxis Bays
Finance Director - Namrata Ramani
Documentation Director - Nikita Sankar
Webmaster - Shovik Guha

Drive Team
Driver - Daniel Koh
Alternative Driver - Praxis Bays
Operator - Andrew He
Coach - Karen Feng
Human Player - Aashish Kapur

2013

Team Photo 2013
Robot - El Toro XVI

Awards
Team Spirit Award sponsored by Chrysler at Silicon Valley Regional

Officers
President - Evelyn Ding
Director of Engineering - Kumar Veeravel
Mechanical Director - Mark Sinks
Electrical Director - Karen Feng
Director of Operations - Joyce Yan
Media Director - Emma Lewis
Public Relations Director - Sachin Makaram
Finance Director - Namrata Ramani
Documentation Director - Jessica Chen

Drive Team
Driver - Evelyn Ding
Operator - Andrew He
Coach - Mark Sinks
Human Player - Jimin Park & Divek Toprani

2012

Team Photo 2012
Robot - El Toro XV

Awards
Championship Best Website Award
Johnson & Johnson Gracious Professionalism Award at the Silicon Valley Regional
Best Website Award at the Sacramento Regional

Officers
President - Anant Singhania
Director of Engineering - Nupur Garg
Mechanical Director - Kumar Veeravel
Electrical Director - Karen Feng
Director of Operations - Evelyn Ding
Media Director - Daniel Tan
Public Relations Director - Dahyoung Yoon
Finance Director - Joyce Yan
Documentation Director - Jessica Chen

Drive Team
Driver - Evelyn Ding
Secondary Driver - Benjamin Yu
Coach - Anant Singhania
Human Player - Mark Sinks & Kumar Veeravel

2011

Team Photo 2011
Robot - El Toro XIV

Awards
Judges' Award at the Silicon Valley Regional
Best Website Award at the Silicon Valley Regional
Excellence in Design Award at the Seattle Cascade Regional
Best Website Award at the Seattle Cascade Regional

Officers
President - Helena Qin
Director of Engineering - Karthik Kumaravel
Mechanical Director - Abhijaat Kelkar
Electrical Director - Nupur Garg
Director of Operations - Rohan Gupta
Media Director - Daniel Tan
Public Relations Director - Anant Singhania
Finance Director - Evelyn Ding

Drive Team
Driver - Helena Qin
Secondary Driver - Evelyn Ding
Coach - Karthik Kumaravel
Human Player - Kumar Veeravel

2010

Team Photo 2010
Robot - El Toro XIII

Awards
Regional Chairman's Award at the Silicon Valley Regional
Best Website Award at the San Diego Regional
Second at the San Diego Regional

Officers
President - Parag Kikla
Director of Engineering - Karthik Kumaravel
Mechanical Director - Abhijaat Kelkar
Electrical Director - Mike He
Director of Operations - Arun Kuchibhotla
Media Director - Rohan Gupta
Public Relations Director - Vinay Venkatesh
Finance Director - Helena Qin

Drive Team
Driver - Christopher Lin
Secondary Driver - Helena Qin
Coach - Arun Kuchibhotla
Human Player - Keerthana Sankar

2009

Team Photo 2009
Robot - El Toro XII

Awards
Best Website Award at the Davis Regional
Engineering Inspiration Award at the Davis Regional

Officers
President - Jean Feng
Director of Engineering - Ashwin Mathur
Mechanical Director - Karthik Kumaravel
Electrical Director - Mike He
Director of Operations - Prashanth Vijay
Media Director - Arun Kuchibhotla
Public Relations Director - Aravindh Dorai
Finance Director - Parag Kikla

Drive Team
Driver - Christopher Lin
Secondary Driver - Helena Qin
Coach - Ashwin Mathur
Human Player - Sriram Cherukupalli

  Build Log

2008

2008 Team Photo 2008 Team Photo
Robot - El Toro XI

Awards
Champion at the Davis Regional
Best Website Award at the Davis Regional
Champion at the Silicon Valley Regional
Nationals Website Award
Johnson & Johnson Gracious Professionalism at the Silicon Valley Regional
Best Website Award at the Silicon Valley Regional

Officers
President - Brij Datta
Director of Engineering - Humphrey Hu
Mechanical Director - Ashwin Mathur
Electrical Director - Christine Chen
Director of Operations - Scott Chen
Media Director - Jeremy Le
Public Relations Director - Rijuta Ravichandran
Finance Director - Rosalind Lee

Drive Team
Driver - Christopher Lin
Operator - Ashwin Mathur
Coach - Brij Datta
Robo Coach/Human Player - Christine Chen

  Build Log
  Build Schedule
  Design Review #1
  Design Review #2

2007

2007 Team Photo
Robot - El Toro X

Awards
Quarter-finalist at the Davis Sacramento Regional
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award at the Davis Sacramento Regional
Best Website Award at the Davis Sacramento Regional
WRRF Volunteer Award

Officers
President - Pavan Datta
Director of Engineering - Danica Chang
Mechanical Director - Humphrey Hu
Electrical Director - Christine Chen
Director of Operations - Brij Datta
Media Director - Jerry Chen
Public Relations Director - Rijuta Ravichandran
Finance Director - Rosalind Lee

Drive Team
Driver - Danica Chang
Operator - Ashwin Mathur
Coach - Pavan Datta / Brij Datta
Human Player - Viraaj Marathe

  Trainings
  Build Log
  Build Schedule
  Design Review #1
  Design Review #2

2006

2006 Team Photo
Robot - El Toro IX

Awards
Semi-Finalist at the Sacramento Regional
Best Website Award at the Silicon Valley Regional

Officers
President - Pavan Datta
Director of Engineering - Danica Chang
Mechanical Director - Humphrey Hu
Electrical Director - Christine Chen
Director of Operations - Brij Datta
Media Director - Eileen Laitinen
Public Relations Director - Vannett Li
Finance Director - Rosalind Lee

Drive Team
Driver - Danica Chang
Strategist - Pavan Datta
Coach - Brij Datta
Human Player - Viraaj Marathe

  Season Summary
  Trainings
  Bulletin

2005

El Toro VIII
Robot - El Toro VIII

Awards
Quarter-finalist at the Sacramento Regional
Quarter-finalist at the Silicon Valley Regional
Judges' Award at the Silicon Valley Regional
Coached a FIRST Lego League Team which Qualified for the State Tournament
Programming Award to the FIRST Lego Team
Outstanding Mentor Award at Northern California State Tournament, for Shrenik Shah

Officers
President - Shrenik Shah
Director of Engineering - Eric Zhou
Mechanical Director - Tom Clegg
Electrical Director - Stephanie Lin
Director of Operations - Siyu Song
Media Director - Jeffery Lee
Public Relations Director - Uta Gou
Finance Director - Irem Mertol

Drive Team
Driver - Danica Chang
Strategist - Shrenik Shah
Coach - Patrick Wang
Human Player - Tom Clegg/Richard Wei

2004

2004 Team Photo
Robot - El Toro VII

Awards
Engineering Inspiration Award at the Silicon Valley Regional
Woodie Flowers Award to Ted Shinta (view the essay)
Quarter-finalist at the Silicon Valley Regionals

Officers
President - Akshay Dodeja
Director of Engineering - Shrenik Shah
Mechanical Director - Eric Zhou
Electrical Director - Rebecca Illowsky
Director of Operations - Jennifer Tse
Media Director - Siyu Song
Public Relations Director - Uta Gou
Finance Director - Irem Mertol

Drive Team
Driver - Akshay Dodeja
Strategist - Shrenik Shah
Coach - Patrick Wang
Human Player - Tom Clegg

2003

2003 Team Photo
Robot - El Toro VI

Awards
Semi-Finalist at the Sacramento Regional
Website Design Award at the Sacramento Regional
General Motor's Industrial Design Award at the Sacramento Regional
Champion at the Silicon Valley Regional
Website Design Award at the Silicon Valley Regional
Xerox Creativity Award at the Silicon Valley Regional

Officers
President - Patrick Wang
Director of Engineering - Jonathan Liang
Mechanical Director - Shrenik Shah
Electrical Director - Rebecca Illowsky
Director of Operations - Jennifer Tse
Animation Director - Siyu Song
Graphics Director - Akshay Dodeja
Public Relations Director - Uta Gou
Finance Director - Catherine Chen

Drive Team
Driver - Patrick Wang
Electrical Representative - Shrenik Shah
Coach -
Human Player - Albert Ye

2002

2002 Team Photo
Robot - El Toro V

Awards
Second at the Silicon Valley Regional

Officers
President - Patrick Wang
Vice President - Jonathan Liang (Term Incomplete)
Executive Officer - Matt Rock
Mechanical Director - Paul Marshall (Term Incomplete)
Electrical Director - Frank Wang (Term Incomplete)
Animation Director - Katherine Lai
Graphics Director - Lisa Warner
Finance Director - Abby Chen (Term Incomplete)

Finance Director - Catherine Chen (Mid-season entry)

Drive Team
Driver - Patrick Wang
Strategist -
Coach -
Human Player - Matt Rock

2001

2001 Team Photo
Robot - El Toro IV

Awards
Third nationwide at the National Competition, selected in the top ranking alliance for the Curie Division
Second at the Silicon Valley West Coast Regional
Honeywell Leadership in Control Award at the West Coast Regional for the second
consecutive year

Officers
President - Henry Chen
Vice President - Thomas Fong
Executive Officer - Matt Rock
Mechanical Director - Travis Covington
Electrical Director - Frank Wang
Animation Director - Katherine Lai
Graphics Director - Lisa Warner
Public Relations Director - Aya Maeda
Finance Director - Helen Wang

Drive Team
Driver - Travis Covington
Strategist -
Coach -
Human Player -

2000

2000 Team Photo
Robot - El Toro III

Awards
Second at the Southern California Los Angeles Invitational
Fifth at the NASA Ames West Coast Regionals
Honeywell Leadership in Control Award at West Coast Regionals
'Most Unconventional' Award in Whimsy Division at the Sandhill Challenge modern soap-box derby in Menlo Park
Second overall and won the Speed Division at the Western Region Robotics Forum/FIRST California Robotics Games

Officers
President - Aya Maeda
Vice President - Henry Chen
Executive Officer - Thomas Fong
Mechanical Director - Travis Covington
Electrical Director - Amol
Animation Director - Patrick and Henrick Shyu
Finance and Public Relations Director - Helen Wang

Drive Team
Driver - Travis Covington
Strategist -
Coach -
Human Player -

1999

1999 Team Photo
Robot - El Toro II

Awards
Fourth at the NASA Ames West Coast Regionals
Outstanding Defensive Play Award at the West
Mayor's Award of Community Excellence from the Cupertino Mayor, Wally Dean

Officers
President - Shirley Lai
Vice President - Janice Chen
Executive Officer - Ben Doyle
Mechanical Director - Rajesh Nishtala
Mechanical Director - Kirstin Rock
Electrical Director - Tom Lauwers
Animation Director - Einoville Talvala

Drive Team
Driver -
Strategist -
Coach -
Human Player -
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