Ryan made a name for himself in high school, winning several awards in robotics competitions and making local news by building a mostly function powered exoskeleton in his backyard. His endeavors at home were supported by assistance from his father, Aaron, who works in the R&D department of an electric car company near HMTI. His mother, Mary, works as a branch manger of a bank and appears to tolerate Ryan's more ambitious projects as they've never interfered with his grades.
Two years ago, Ryan graduated near the top of his class and is now attending HMTI. His minor is mechanical engineering (which several electrical courses mixed in), but his major appears to be nuclear physics. He doesn't seem to have the same instinctual grasp of his new field of study, but is working diligently to achieve the same success.
Outside of academics, Ryan is a bit withdrawn. He is most in his element at engineering club meetings, where he appears to have convinced them to help make a Mark II exoskeleton, parts of which are currently taking up large sections of their club space. He's been seen around campus working on and experimenting with a small robot about a foot in height connected to a custom-made glove controller.
Mostly a model student, he appears to have gotten in trouble due to a complaint that he brought a pet raccoon to campus. Ryan fervently denies that the creature is his, but it appears to be a recurring source of friction between him and his roommate.
Ryan has an occasional interest in magic and brings a sketchbook to see any shows he can. He quickly loses interest once he's worked out the trick and sketched out a design for the needed mechanisms.
2009-03-25: He has a minor and a major, not a double major. Also, grammar.
2009-03-30: Added notes on parents and magic.
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