Our Staff

Tracey Coetzee

Tracey Coetzee

Contact Information

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 122
Phone: +1-508-831-6665
tcoetzee@wpi.edu

Tracey Coetzee

  • Administrative Assistant

Tracey handles the administrative duties that are involved in the program. These include working with the graduate program, purchasing for the students projects and providing overall support for the faculty and students. She considers it a privilege to have lived in South Africa, the United Kingdom, and now the USA. Tracey loves to travel and has been to China, France, the Bahamas, and Mexico, to name a few places.

Joseph St. Germain

Joseph St. Germain

Contact Information

Atwater Kent Laboratories, AK 120
Phone: +1-508-831-4318
joest@wpi.edu

Joseph St. Germain

  • Robotics Lab Manager

Joseph has been lab manager for the Robotics Engineering Department for four years, working closely with faculty, staff, and students on various projects, mostly those pertaining to the core RBE classes. His background is in electrical and mechanical engineering and computer science. Joseph likes spending weekends with family and friends and enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, and motor sporting.

Deborah Baron

Deborah Baron

Contact Information

Washburn Shops, 108
Phone: +1-508-831-4673
Fax: +1-508-831-6598
dabaron@wpi.edu

Deborah Baron

  • Office Assistant

Deborah Baron provides general administrative support to the WPI-CMU DARPA Robotics Challenge team. She assists the team with event logistics, planning, and other activities. Deb brings more than 20 years of experience in retail and business environments. She is the former owner and operator of a full-service bridal shop, and once served as a flight attendant for United Airlines. She enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time with her family.

Brad Miller

Brad Miller

Contact Information

Atwater Kent Laboratories, AK121
Phone: +1-508-831-6796
Fax: +1-508-831-6598
bamiller@wpi.edu

Brad Miller

  • Associate Director, Robotics Resource Center

Brad enjoys taking complicated subjects and making them easy to understand. Some of the projects he has worked on include developing WPILib, the software library used by all FIRST Robotics Competition teams as the basis for its robot programs. Brad is starting the FIRST/WPI Research Center initiative, a system for getting robotics engineering research and project work into the hands of FIRST.

Colleen Shaver

Colleen Shaver

Contact Information

Higgins Laboratories
Phone: +1-508-831-6750
colleen@wpi.edu

Colleen Shaver

  • Assistant Director, Robotics Resource Center

Colleen's passion for robots started on her high school FIRST team. That passion led her to WPI, where she directs the Robotics Events Group. Whether it's the state FIRST LEGO League program or a NASA Centennial Challenge, Colleen is excited raise awareness of WPI's unique programs through these events. When she's not running a tournament, you can find her at the nearest Jimmy Buffett concert.

 
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