Dadagian is the founder and President of the UMass chapter of the American Medical Student Association, the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States in addition to his role at the helm of things for our fraternity chapter. He is creating his own major through the BDIC program titled "Clinical Aspects of Virtual Reality" with a dual degree in Psychology on the Pre Med and Neuroscience tracks. Currently he is doing his own research on using Virtual Reality for chemistry education and is working on adding new elements to the UMass Chemistry 111 curriculum.
David Lonergan, our VP of Programming, is a freshman studying chemical engineering with a minor in computer science. If you don’t find him studying or doing SigEp work, he’ll likely be at the basketball court, UMass radio station, or sleeping. He’s excited to be a part of SigEp and is happy to answer any questions you may have for him!
Josh is a senior Mechanical engineering major going for 4+1 masters at UMass next year. Josh is interning at Sensata Technologies this summer and is a fantastic mentor for the younger men at the Chapter.
Billy Galipeau is the current Vice President of Member development for the Mass Alpha Chapter. He is a Sophomore Mechanical Engineering Major, originally from North Adams MA.
Outside of the classroom, he is most likely to be found in the student ran workshop in the Engineering lab, or playing pick-up basketball at the Rec Center.
Tom Phillips (TP) is MA Alpha’s current VP recruitment and previous chapter president. He took on the role to help shape the future of the chapter and make sure we find high quality members to be leaders on campus. He is a senior mechanical engineering major with interests in manufacturing project management and will be working with Raytheon IDS this summer in their manufacturing and design departments.
TP is also FTK’s Director of Corporate Sponsorship and leads a team to help find corporate partners to support Baystate Children’s Hospital. He is also the VP Finance and Vice project manager for UMass’ UAV team- they design RC aircraft for mission competitions in Arizona!
Achu Panikath is a sophomore Computer Engineering student who aspires to use computer science and engineering problem-solving skills to shape social policy in the world of politics. He loves to debate, play soccer and read books. Achu works at UMass IT as an IT consultant and hope to run for office in the distant future.
Matthew Oteri is a sophomore pursuing a Political Science major as well as Economics and Spanish minors. Matt is from Melrose, MA and is the 2017 Balanced Man Scholarship winner, now heading the BMS committee. Matt aims to attend law school and looks forward to helping MA Alpha grow and thrive.