Leadership Team
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Kali Smith - Business Director

Environmental Economics & Policy '19
Connelly Springs, NC

Kali is senior studying Environmental Economics and Policy with a minor in Sustainable Technology. She joined the team in 2016 on accident, after being stopped at club fair. She quickly fell in love with the project and has worked with purchasing, sustainability, race logistics, team communication, and social media, and previously held the role of Operations Director. Kali has attended the Formula Sun Grand Prix 2017, Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2017 and the American Solar Challenge 2018. Upon graduation in December of 2019, Kali hopes to go to graduate school for Sustainable Development.” and add “After graduating in May of 2019, Kali will spend the summer with the team before moving to Hong Kong to obtain her Masters of Science in Applied Economics.


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Wyatt Bailey - Engineering Director

Sustainable Technology '20
Burlington, NC

Wyatt is junior studying Sustainable Technology. He joined the team as a freshman in 2016, and has worked hard on the mechanical team ever since. He has held the position of Assistant Mechanical Director, and has overseen the building of ROSE, specializing in machining many parts of the suspension and rims of the car. Wyatt has attended both the Formula Sun Grand Prix 2017 and the American Solar Challenge 2018.


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Lucas Tax - Electrical Director

Physics ‘19
Chapel Hill, NC

Lucas is a senior studying Physics. Lucas joined the team as a sophomore and has served on the electrical team for over a year.He has worked with a variety of electrical systems such as motors, battery protection, and embedded systems. Lucas has attended the Formula Sun Grand Prix 2017 and the American Solar Challenge 2018.


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Halle Kuettel - Mechanical Director

Sustainable Technology ‘19
Huntersville, NC

Halle Kuettel is a senior studying Sustainable Technology. She transferred to Appalachian State in Fall of 2017 and immediately joined the team. While beginning on the electrical team, when it came time to build ROSE she went above and beyond in assembling the mechanical components of the car. She is currently leading the mechanical efforts to optimize ROSE for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019 and spearheading the mechanical design for our Gen 3 vehicle. After graduation, Halle plans on working in the sustainable transportation sector.