Meet the Crew


The iLab employs a variety of researchers, technicians and student interns working on projects from deep in the ocean to flying above whales. Please contact the iLab if you are interested in learning more about employment opportunities or collaborating on an upcoming project!

A close up image of Drummond Biles, smiling. DRUMMOND WENGROVE

iLab Manager

  • Instrumentation
  • Prototype development
  • Exploration and creation

Tool of Choice: Trak mill

Jacob Amos, Innovation Lab Development EngineerJACOB AMOS

iLab Development Engineer

  • Mechanical design
  • Fabrication
  • Testing

Tool of Choice: Manual Mill


iLab Electronic Technician

Hatfield Marine Science Center Volunteer

Tool of Choice: Soldering Iron

ILab Interns

In the summer of 2022, the Innovation Lab hosted six full-time interns thanks to generous financial support from the Roundhouse Foundation. Some of those interns continued to work in the iLab during the school year. We've also been lucky enough to gain two new interns for the winter and spring terms and the summer of 2023. Learn about them and what they love about the iLab. The Economic Development Administration also supports interns working in the lab.

iLab internships aim to provide students with hands-on experience relating to the design and development of a prototype. Interns' projects couple learning and applying engineering principles to tackle marine-focused problems. Each intern works on a specific project that they see through and also has the opportunity to pursue their separate interests.


Anabel Baker holds a 3D scanner.

Anabel Baker

Ecological Engineering, junior

Tool of choice: 3D scanner

Favorite thing about the iLab: There's a lot! It's empowering. There are all these tools at our fingertips. If you can think it up, you can probably make it here.

Idea job: Ocean engineer or marine technician

Roundhouse Foundation intern summer 2022, winter/ppring 2023

Genevieve Colbentz holds an allen wrench

Genevieve Coblentz-Strong

Mechanical Engineering, Oceanography, junior

Tool of choice: The Allen wrench

Favorite thing about the iLab: I really like the 3D printers in the lab. Also, the natural lighting really appeals to me.

Ideal job: I'd like to be an ocean engineer, working on wave energy devices.

Roundhouse Foundation intern summer 2022 - current

Andre Olarra holds a welding helmet and grinder.

Andre Ollara

Mechanical Engineering, senior

Tool of choice: The welding equipment

Favorite thing about the iLab: The amount of equipment you have access too.

Ideal job: I'd like to run my own snowboard making company.

Economic Development Administration grant, current; Roundhouse Foundation intern, summer 2022

Rylin Duster, iLab intern

Rylin Duster

Engineering Science/Aquatic Biology, sophomore

Tool of choice: 3D printer - the first project we did used the 3D printer.

Favorite thing about the iLab: I am looking forward to experimenting and learning about ALL the tools in the lab.

Ideal job: I don't know yet, but I want to do fieldwork on a specific species and learn how the are affected by climate change.

Roundhouse Foundation intern, current-summer 2023

Baxtor Millsap, iLab intern

Baxter Millsap

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, senior

Tool of choice: Drumel, because it allows me to fine-tune my 3D creations

Favorite thing about the iLab: The 3D modeling and printing. I see it being useful in my future. I also want to explore the media side of the lab.

Ideal job: I would like to be a research biologist, focusing on marine biology, coastal ecology or reef ecology. In the near future, I want to go to grad school - ideally abroad.

Roundhouse Foundation intern, current-summer 2023


Camden Galen holds a large metal tube.

Camden Galen

Mechanical Engineering, rising freshman

Tool of choice: The water pressure (hydrostatic vessel) he built simulates the depth of the ocean in a controlled environment up to 277 feet/120 psi.

Favorite thing about the iLab: My favorite thing is how much I've learned. I'm much more prepared than most students coming into school. I get to know what the job's going to be like.

Ideal job: F1 (Formula 1) engineer

Roundhouse Foundation intern, summer 2022

Rahulkumar Nalubandu holds a stepper motor and graphic smart controller.

Rahulkumar Nalubandhu

Computer Science, graduate student

Tool of choice: Stepper motors and graphics smart controller

Favorite thing about the iLab: I really like all the experience I am gaining with CNC, automated machines and learning more about how they work. Each and every type of equipment I want to learn about is available here. I have all the stuff here.

Ideal job: I want to be an entrepreneur and help my family's company by making it completely automated.

Roundhouse Foundation intern, summer 2022

Spencer Tanenholtz holds a micro camera.

Spencer Tanenholtz

Ecological Engineering and Oceanography, rising sophomore

Tool of choice: Raspberry Pie with wide angle micro camera

Favorite thing about the iLab: There is a lot of freedom to tinker, build and have a good time.

Ideal job: I want to build and use underwater sensors. I love scuba diving and want to use the equipment I build.

Roundhouse Foundation intern, summer 2022