About the Team

Evan Karl

I’m a Junior Mechanical Engineering Major with a minor in Computer Science. Being from upstate New York, I have never been in a city setting. Doing the IQP in Boston has been a life changing experience. I have been exposed to a commuter life style and learned a lot about working in a professional environment.

On campus, I like to spend my free time being around my fraternity brothers. Off campus, I race racecars in my free time.


Jake Sullivan

I’m a student at Worcester Polytechnic studying Aerospace engineering, astronautical track. I enjoy gardening at my home in north eastern Connecticut as well as working at my family’s business, and disc golfing with friends.


Mark Payne

My name is Mark Payne and I’m an Aerospace Major in the class of ‘21 at WPI. Some of my favorite hobbies are baking, playing video games, board games, and playing basketball and football. I didn’t know very much about biology or cyanobacteria coming into this project, but I think they are really cool.