Hi there! We are Exothermic Robotics from Redmond, Washington. We are a student-run organization that currently participates in VEX EDR of the VEX Robotics program. Throughout our 13 years of history, we have experienced many successes that have made us one of the most prestigious robotics clubs in Washington State.
Our club utilizes a senior-freshmen student mentorship program to help educate freshmen teams so they can create an effective robot. Additionally, we also host the Exothermic Winter Bash every year to help bring STEM and robotics to our community. We are delighted to have 8 teams this year!
"It Was On Fire When We Got Here"
A Cartoon-style Robot Drawn By Scott MacDonald, A Volunteer At LexisNexis
Vishwa Kaniyur Neelakandan is a senior at Juanita High School and is part of Exothermic Evolution (10E). He is currently the president of Exothermic Robotics and has been doing VEX for 4 years now. His favorite part about VEX is getting a glimpse into the field of engineering. He also loves working with younger students to show them how informative, meaningful, and fun the program can be.
Amol Vaidya is a junior at Redmond High School and is part of Exothermic Blaze (10B). He is currently the Vice President of Exothermic Robotics. Amol started VEX as a freshman and this is his third year of doing VEX. His favorite thing about the program is imagining, designing, and executing different designs and ideas for a robot. He enjoys the feeling of excitement and accomplishment when the robot ends up working as well as being able to hang out and work with friends on stuff they are all passionate about.
Arav Singh is a senior at Eastlake High School and is part of Exothermic Evolution (10E). He is currently the Build Advisor for Exothermic Robotics. Arav also started VEX as a freshman and this is his fourth year of doing VEX. His favorite thing about the program is how you can have people start with any background or level of experience and with the right environment, they can grow into great engineers and develop the skills they need for the future.
Thorsten Lannynd is a senior doing Running Start at Bellevue College (he used to attend Redmond High School) and is part of Exothermic Evolution (10E). He is currently the Programming Advisor for Exothermic Robotics. Thorsten started VEX as a sophomore and this is his third year of doing VEX. His favorite thing about the program is being able to create top-tier Autonomous routines and seeing them work at competitions.
Alex Evans is a senior at Juanita High School and is part of Exothermic Ion (10N). He is currently the Public Relations Officer for Exothermic Robotics. Alex started VEX as a junior and this is his second year of doing VEX. His favorite thing about the program is seeing his robot transform from a rough sketch into a fully functioning competitive robot. The VEX global community has also introduced him to many amazing and passionate people that he would not have met otherwise.
Aaryan Jain is a sophomore at STEM High School and is part of Exothermic Apex (10A). He is currently the other Public Relations officer for Exothermic Robotics. Aaryan started VEX as a freshman and this is his second year of doing VEX. His favorite thing about the program is the large community that surrounds you the instant you begin. While there is competition from other teams, those teams also help when you need it, making for a very enriching and fulfilling experience.
Samir is as senior at Juanita High School and is part of Exothermic Ion (10N). He is currently the Parts Manager for Exothermic Robotics. Patel started VEX as a junior and this is his second year of doing VEX. His favorite part about VEX is going to competitions and being able to compete at a high level.