BUILDS thanks James H. Stone, BUILDS mentor & benefactor.

We would also like to thank Stan Sclaroff, Nora Conroy, Theresa Sullivan, Christopher DeVits, Ellen Grady, Chris Willis, Jennifer Streubel, Mark Crovella and Paul Stauffer for administrative support both now and in the past; Leo Reyzin for being our staff advisor; Margrit Betke, Azer Bestavros, Richard West and Peter Gacs for helping us get started; and both Information Services & Technology and CS IT for our collaboration over the years.

A huge thanks to Newark Element14 for donating several Raspberry Pis. We’ve held multiple workshops using them and they’ve been fantastic educational tools!

Further thanks goes out to Daniel Clark of Freedom Included for the donation of a Pandaboard Anders Sandvick of the BU Physics Department for the donation of a Beowulf Cluster; Huy Le for designing this website; and Tobias Drewry of Mesa Mundi Inc. for the donation of a multitouch panel and collaboration and help with multitouch based technologies.

Finally, a special thanks to founding members, David House, Kyle Brogle, Maggie Clemens, Robert Fera, Elina Starobinets, John-Nicholas Furst, Valerie Young, Andy Kalenderian, and Keisuke Nakayama.

Former Officers

All former officers are listed with last office held.

  • Steven Brzozoski: Social Media Officer 2018-2019
  • Katie Quirk: Evangelist 2018-2019
  • Armin Sabouri: Secretary 2017-2019
  • Dan Gould: Treasurer 2017-2019
  • Chet Powers: Vice President 2017-2019
  • Max Mesirow: President 2017-2019
  • Mark Bestavros: Treasurer 2016-2017 / Evangelist 2017-2018
  • Sean Smith: President 2015-2017
  • Nico Hinderling: Treasurer 2016-2017
  • AJ Trainor: Vice President 2015-2016
  • Amalia Safer: Secretary 2015-2016
  • Allan Wirth: President 2014-2015
  • Huy Le: Vice President 2014-2015
  • Winston Chen: Treasurer 2014-2015
  • Christopher Woodall: President 2013-2014
  • Andrew Mohn: Treasurer 2013-2014
  • George Silvis: Secretary 2013-2014
  • Monica Gribouski: President 2012-2013
  • John Nicholas-Furst: Secretary 2012-2013
  • Kyle Brogle: President 2011-2012
  • Valerie Young: Treasurer 2011-2012
  • Brian Hepler: Secretary 2012-2013

BUILDS Founders

  • David House: Founding President
  • Kyle Brogle: Founding VP
  • Maggie Clemens: Founding Treasurer
  • Robert Fera: Founding Secretary
  • John-Nicholas Furst: Founding Support
  • Valerie Young: Founding Support
  • Andy Kalenderian: Almighty Keeper of Time
  • Keisuke Nakayama: Founding Artist
  • Elina Starobinets: Founding Artist




move options

Hack the Planet!
Use your arrow keys