About Us

Iron Reign - About Us

Iron Reign has been a robotics team for about 9 years now, currently funded by SEM, a school in DISD, We have won awards in multiple competitions, spanning from FLL (First Lego League), FTC (First Tech Challenge), to The Google Lunar X Prize challenge. The team today comprises of mostly Seniors and Juniors, and we hope to reach our very high goals, not only in competition, but also in our real world lives.

Meet the members:

Ethan Helfman

Hi, I'm Ethan Helfman. I've been a part of Iron Reign since 4th grade, in FLL, FTC, and Moonbots. I am a junior at SEM. I've learned a lot through robotics, mostly how to break stuff. I like working on the robot and working on the blog.

Evan Daane

I'm Evan Daane, a senior at Booker T. Washington HSPVA. I've been on the team for 9 years, starting in fourth grade at the FLL level. I've learned lots from my time on robotic and I cant wait to learn even more about the possiblilities of modern robotics. I like to work on the robot and I'm beginning to get into 3d printing.

Janavi Chadha

Hi, I am Janavi Chadha. I have been a part of Iron Reign Robotics for the past two years. I am a senior at SEM. I have learned a lot about coding in the past year, and really enjoy working it.

Charlotte Leakey

Hi, I'm Charlotte. I've participated in robotics since 6th grade, first in FLL, and now in FTC. I am a junior at SEM and my main focus in robotics is building.

Abhijit Bhattaru

Hi! My name is Abhi Bhattaru. I go to the Science and Engineering Magnet at Townview and I am currently in 12th grade. I recently joined Iron Reign from its sister team Imperial Robotics. Being the lead developer for Imperial, I worked closely with managing its blog and its inner workings, something I hope to do extensively in Iron Reign. I joined robotics due my fascination with math and science and its incredible applications in current situations in the world. In the near future, I hope to code using the new coding interface and learn as much as I can. I hope to become a surgeon in the future and FIRST has taught me both logical and personal skills along my journey.

Kenna Tanaka


Hello, my name is Kenna Tanaka and I am a senior at SEM. I am in both FRC and FTC (as a new member of Iron Reign). My main focus is building.

Karina Lara

Hi, my name is Karina, and I'm a junior at SEM. This is my third year doing robotics, and my second year on Iron Reign. I've mostly worked on building in the past, but I will be learning to code this year.


Caitlin Rogers

Hello, I am Caitlin Rogers, and I have been a part of Iron Reign since 7th grade, about 6 years. Robotics has provided me with a focus for my education at SEM, so I know that what I'm learning matters.

Jayesh Sharma

Hello my name is Jayesh Sharma, and I have been part of Iron Reign for about 7 years now. Robotics is an integral part of my outside life and, with my future aspirations in engineering fields, has taught me much of the fundamentals needed in the field. The social lessons taught, including gracious professionalism, will also be valuable in the social aspects of life as well. The importance of FTC will help me with the intellectual and social points of my future.

Max Virani

Halloo! I'm Max. I've been doing robotics since before I can remember, and have been in Iron Reign since the year it was created as an FLL team, 7 years ago as of now.My robotics experience has helped me get ahead of many in coding, building, and general engineering, and I hope to someday work in biomedical engineering. In the meantime, randomness is a favorite hobby of mine. Banana.

Omar Ramirez

Hey, my name's Omar Ramirez. This is my fourth year with the Iron Reign team, and it has been a great experience. I enjoy the coding part of it, since I want to enter a field of computer science. Being around people helps my sub-par social skills, and I have had many opportunities to speak in front of audiences, which I actually enjoy now.

Darshan Patel

Hi, I am Darshan Patel. I have been a part of Iron Reign Robotics for three years now, and I have learned quite a bit. I believe robotics is important to my future because it has increased my teamwork skills, my ability to visualize ideas, and allowing me to have hands on experience with building and coding. I enjoy doodling and sketching buildings and cars in my free time and hope to become a professional architect after obtaining a college degree.

Tycho Virani

Hello, I am Tycho Virani, and I have been on the team for 7 years. I'm the youngest person on the team and have seen the effect robotics has had on my life. The ability for me to understand coding and engineering before possibly joining the field will give a huge advantage and I look forward to my knowledge advancing as I gain experience each consecutive year in competition.

Austin Davis

Hey I'm Austin, builder for team 6832, and currently a senior at the Science and Engineering magnet at Townview Magnet Center. I've been participating in both FTC and FRC robotics since the 7th grade and have taken all of my past experiences from various roles on teams to shape the way I build our robots. I joined robotics in order to expand my knowledge of materials, mechanical engineering, and their applications in modern life, all of which started from my love of chemistry and physics.