Staff Bios

Learn more about the core staff of volunteers that make the American Solar Challenge and Formula Sun Grand Prix possible.

Name: Gail Lueck
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Staff Position: IEF BOD, Event Coordinator
Year Joined: 2003
Motivation: Keep ASC going for future students
Hobbies: Church, Basketball, Cycling
Employer: Self Employed
College: Missouri S&T
Major: Engineering Management
Former Team: Missouri S&T Solar Car Team
Name: Paul Hirtz
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Staff Position: IEF BOD
Year Joined: 2000
Motivation: Give others the opportunity I had
Hobbies: Knights of Columbus, Scouts
Employer: Missouri S&T
College: Missouri S&T
Major: Engineering Management
Former Team: Missouri S&T Solar Car Team
Name: Dan Eberle
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Staff Position: IEF BOD
Year Joined: 1984
Motivation: Spark creativity & sustainability
Hobbies: Pottery, Apiculture, Botany, Building
Employer: Johnson County Community College
College: University of Missouri
Major: Education
Former Team: Crowder College Solar Car Team
Name: Evan Stumpges
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Staff Position: Team Coordinator, Webmaster
Year Joined: 2012
Motivation: Alternative energy vehicle innovation
Hobbies: Cycling, Bass Guitar
Employer: Caterpillar
College: Iowa State University
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Former Team: Team PrISUm (Iowa State)
Name: Greg Thompson
Staff Position: Regulations Manager
Year Joined: 2006
Motivation: Give back to a great organization
Hobbies: Photography, Architecture
Employer: Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc
College: University of Waterloo
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Former Team: Midnight Sun (Waterloo)
Name: Steve McMullen
Staff Position: Head Electrical Inspector
Year Joined: 1990
Motivation: Seeing people grow
Hobbies: Habitat for Humanity
Employer: Keihin – North America
College: University of Akron
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Former Team: None
Name: Daniel Bohachick
Staff Position: Head BPS Inspector
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Employer: Level 3 Communications
College: Missouri S&T
Major: Electrical Engineering
Former Team: Missouri S&T Solar Car Team
Name: Wade Johanns
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Staff Position: Head Body & Sizing Inspector
Year Joined: 2011
Motivation: Meeting renewable energy innovators
Hobbies: Travel, Astrophysics, Composites
Employer: Plasan North America
College: Iowa State University
Major: Aerospace/Industrial Engineering
Former Team: Team PrISUm (Iowa State)
Name: Dick Roberto
Staff Position: Head Mechanical Inspector
Year Joined: 2001
Motivation: Keep ASC and FSGP for the future
Hobbies: Woodworking, Travel
Employer: Retired Professor
College: UCLA
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Former Team: Solar Eagle (Cal State LA)
Name: Brian Call
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Staff Position: Head Dynamics Inspector
Year Joined: 1999
Motivation: Addicted to solar car
Hobbies: Fatigue, Ballistics, Scouts, Woodwork
Employer: Caterpillar
College: Missouri S&T
Major: Mechanical/Engineering Mechanics
Former Team: Missouri S&T Solar Car Team
Name: Adem Rudin
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Staff Position: Route Planner
Year Joined: 2011
Motivation: ?
Hobbies: Biking, Computers, RC Aircraft
Employer: Google
College: University of Minnesota
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Former Team: UMN Solar Vehicle Project