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RIT Theme Park Enthusiasts

Who We Are:

We are theme park enthusiasts. Since 2014, our goal has been to bring together those with a similar passion for roller coasters and theme parks and to foster this excitement for such a unique industry.

Our club is a multidisciplinary group of students with backgrounds in engineering, design, business and more.

What We Do:

Our club participates in a variety of activities including Design competitions, multidisciplinary projects, networking, and professional development events, amusement park trips, and behind the scenes tours. We have weekly Thursday meetings at 8 PM in the Bamboo Room at RIT.

Our E-Board:

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Garrett Waldron


Garrett is a third-year Mechanical Engineering major in the Kate Gleason College of engineering. He was a member of the team that took second place in the Cornell Theme Park Design Competition and is looking forward to getting more experience in the engineering aspects of the themed entertainment industry.

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Julia Javorsky

Vice President

Julia Javorsky is a second-year mechanical engineering student in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. She has had a love of theme parks from an early age and hopes to one day work as a mechanical designer for a major theme park.

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Jacob Marinelli


Jacob is a first-year student majoring in Mechanical Engineering Technology in the College of Engineering Technology at RIT. He has always been interested in the creation and operation of amusement rides and hopes to one day be involved in the design of them.

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Travis Faircloth


Travis is a second-year Mechanical Engineering student in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering and originally from Stem, North Carolina. He is interested not only in the design and creation of themed attractions, but their operations and upkeep as well.

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Mitchell Sweet

Public Relations

Mitchell is a third year student studying Web and Mobile computing. He is passionate about programming and the theme park industry and loves working on projects that combine the two.

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Tim Landschoot

Faculty Advisor

Mr. Tim Landschoot is a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of RIT and holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has been the advisor of the Theme Park Enthusiasts since they were founded in 2015 and has been their greatest supporter.