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2017 Staff Interviews


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Max Koenig

Nickname: Maxi 1

Group: The Natural Disasters

Hometown: Short Hills, NJ

Position: Team B Staff Assistant

Favorite Activities: RobLouJen, Ultimate, and Disc Golf

When not at camp: I'm a student at Millburn High School. I'm also on a robotoics team...I do a lot of robotics stuff. I work at my temple's Hebrew school as well.

Tell us a little bit about what you do in your Robotics Club. Well, I'm on a team of 4 people. We compete in a specific tournament every year. We build a robot (max 18 inches by 18 inches by 18 inches) to compete in a game, which changes every year. Some of the previous games included shooting balls into hoops or moving things over fences. This year the game was stacking cones. Two years ago we actually won the state championships. We didn't win this year, but we made it to the finals! I've also been to the World Championships every year I've competed, which is pretty cool.

What's your dream job? I would love to be an aerospace engineer. An aerospace engineer essentially builds a bunch of rockets and airplanes. I love physics, math, chemistry, and all that jazz, so it seems like a perfect job for me. 

If you could meet any historical figure who would it be? I would meet a scientist named Richard Feyman. He was a physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project, and I recently read a book of his. The Manhattan Project was when a whole bunch of American physicists got together and made the atom bomb. It's really cool how he did a bunch of physics things, but also a bunch of non-physics things.