Tanek Ballachanda

Tanek Ballachanda

My Role as Your Rube Goldberg Captain

As this year’s Rube Goldberg Team Captain, I am responsible for overseeing the design and construction of our machine of chain reactions. As such, I supervise work in the student woodshop, as well as scheduling community events during which we take our machine around the city to get kids and adults alike interested in engineering. If you are interested in joining the team, or having a demonstration of our machine, contact me at rube.utasme@gmail.com.

About Me

I am a sophomore in Mechanical Engineering from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I love working in the woodshop, and that’s how I got involved in ASME through Rube Goldberg. Because of this, I also enjoy doing set design and construction with an on-campus theatre group. Sometimes I act too! I always try to have a great time, no matter what I’m doing, and I really enjoy being around people. I’m a huge nerd, and love things like Marvel Comics and Dungeons & Dragons.