The members of the Rhodes Binary Orbit Team - RhoBOT


Gavin Franks is a junior majoring in Physics with a minor in Religious Studies. He is the team leader for the Rhodes Microgravity Team. After graduating, he plans to go into Mechanical Engineering. Outside of academia, his interests include swimming and ultimate frisbee.

Jennifer Thompson is a senior double majoring in Physics and Mathematics. She is the current president of the Rhodes Chapter of the Society of Physics Students as well as the current president of the Rhodes Chapter of the Mathematical Association of America. After graduation, she plans on attending graduate school where she will pursue a Ph.D. in physics. She is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has a budding interest in photography.

Brad Atkins is a sophomore from Little Rock, Arkansas. He is majoring in physics.  He is planning to pursue a career in Aerospace Engineering.

Chase Sliger is a sophomore physics major from Cookeville, TN.

Josh Fuchs is a freshman majoring in Physics. He grew up in Austin, TX. He is currently considering a career in Aerospace Engineering after college. His other interests include playing percussion in the Rhodes Philharmonic Orchestra and hiking in the Rocky Mountains.

Lulu Li is a freshman physics major from Nanjing, China. She is interested in Mechanical Engineering and Algebra.

Faculty Supervisors:

Dr. Brent K. Hoffmeister
B.S., Wabash College
M.S. and Ph.D. , Washington University (St. Louis)

Dr. Deseree Meyer Brittingham
B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., Yale University