R.E.A.F. Team

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About Our Team

Welcome to the R.E.A.F home page. Follow our progress as we build an autonomous underwater vehicle to compete in the AUVSI RoboSub competition.

Main Sponsor: Texas A&M Women in Engineering Program
Date Formed: 9/18/15

Our Mission Statement

The goal of the Women in Engineering's AUV team is to create an environment in which students can apply their knowledge from the classroom and bring it to the table in a unified team among other types of engineering disciplines. Creating an AUV brings many challenges that will allow students to learn creative problem solving methods to apply in their future in engineering and grow as team leaders.

Our Leaders

Team Leader: Abishalini Sivaraman
Project Manager: Kathryn Bickley
Mechanical Lead: Brenda Lopez
Electrical Leads: Katie Frierson
Programming Lead: Grace Westerman
Project Showcase Lead: Rose Quance-Fitch
Graduate Mentors: Judy Amanor Boadu

Our Director


Shawna has over 17 years of experience in the engineering education arena. She previously worked for Arizona State University's Women in Applied Science and Engineering Program (1997–2007). She is a charter member of the Arizona Promoters of Applied Science in Education (APASE), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to promote robotics education. She currently serves on the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) board as liaison to the professional development committee. She has also been instrumental in creating new and innovative outreach and community partnership programs. Shawna holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Microbiology and Physiological Psychology (emphasis in Neuroscience) with minors in Chemistry and Women’s Studies and a Master of Science degree in Bioengineering from Arizona State University.