The Club

The Aerial Robotics Club at NC State is a student organization that brings excellent students together to do excellent work. We build custom airframes, install custom electronics, write custom software, and integrate everything together into a world-ranking UAS.

Our member base consists primarily of undergraduate students at NC State, along with a few graduate student advisors. Our members come from many different majors, including Aerospace Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science. Our club welcomes all, regardless of major. We seek out students with a passion for learning new things, and applying that knowledge to solve difficult challenges.

Our Officers

Blake Monkus President, Airframe Team Lead
Oversees club progress and administration. Also leads development of the club's aircraft.
Grey Files Vice President, Safety Pilot
Assists with club progress and administration.
James Sorber Secretary
Keeps record of club activities on the club Wiki and communicates important updates to the club.
Phillip Beal Drop Team Lead
Leads development of the club's rover.
Katherine Stavrakakis Treasurer
Coordinates club funding and purchasing.
Grady Fort Public Relations
Manages relationships with corporate sponsors and prospective new members.
Ethan Tran Software Team Lead
Leads development of software for systems onboard the aircraft and in the ground station.
Jason Wong Webmaster
Manages the Aerial Robotics Club website and maintains the on-site server and backup systems.
Hailey Schmidt Electrical Team Lead
Leads the electrical team and works with imagery during flight tests.