Andrew Milluzzi’s mother recognized his potential at an early age. “Andy, you’re going to be an engineer,” she declared to her young son as he enthusiastically built objects with LEGO bricks one day at his home. His response: “But Mom, I don’t wanna drive a train!”
Over twenty years later he is still at it, though the projects have grown and now involve complex electronics. Andrew is Ph.D. Student at the University of Florida studying Computer Engineering. A LEGO MINDSTORMS Community Partner and maker, Andy spends his free time playing with everything electronic. From Arduino and EV3 to custom reconfigurable systems, he is at home working on innovative and challenging problems. As a big supporter of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition and Inspiration of Science and Technology) and encouraging children to pursue a degree in science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM), Andrew is also the FIRST Senior Mentor for Florida, starting and supporting teams all over the state.
Andrew is a 2012 graduate of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology receiving 2 degrees: BS in Computer Engineering and a BS in Software Engineering with a minor in Robotics. Andrew received a Masters of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Florida in 2013. Currently, Andrew is a PhD Candidate at the University of Florida. He is also a licensed amateur extra class radio operator (ham) with callsign KK4LWR. Andrew serves as President of the Gator Amateur Radio Club, W4DFU at the University of Florida. Many of his more recent projects are centered around his radio hobby.
You can find Andrew online usually as 08milluz, AndyM, amilluzz, or milluzaj on various forums related to electronics, LEGO, making, and software.