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Ben Johnson
Founder / Chief Innovation Officer

Ben is currently pursuing a degree in electrical engineering at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Ben has been very active in competitive robotics winning awards and honors throughout high school, including winning the US Open Championships. Now, Ben serves on the board of the Youth Engaged in Technology and Innovation non-profit organization and often mentors robotics programs throughout Nebraska.

You can email Ben at ben@jlirobotics.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zane Zents
Lead Software Engineer

Zane is a computer science and mathematics major at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Zane has served as a Software Engineer at BHMI, Inc. in Omaha and as an engineering tutor at school. With his math degree, Zane is focusing on data science. Zane is a University of Nebraska Omaha Regents scholar and a 4-time member of the Dean’s list.

You can email Zane at zane@jlirobotics.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chad Johnson

Founder / CEO

Chad has over 20 years of informal science education experience, including exhibit design, curriculum development, and program facilitation. Chad has been a NASA MESSENGER Fellow and The Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award Winner. Chad currently is the president of the Youth Engaged in Technology and Innovation non-profit and mentors the YETIbotics youth robotics program.

You can email Chad at chad@jlirobotics.com