Amine Doulfikar

Hi, my name is Amine Doulfikar and I’m a 4th year Electrical Engineering student at BCIT. I found my passion in engineering at a young age and I’ve always loved tinkering with and repairing electronics, as it came very natural and instinctual to me. Due to my curiosity of how these electronics worked, I decided to go into Electrical Engineering to learn more and become the one to design them.


The RC Classic is a great experience for students to get real hands on experience in an engineering project and get a reward($$$) for their efforts! Many Electrical Engineering programs have an RC Car design project, making the RC Classic Competition a great opportunity to get a head start on it or even improve designed cars from previous projects. One of my most rewarding Engineering projects thus far has been designing a Tele-operated and Autonomous RC Car with an image processing algorithm for detecting color indicator in my ELEX 4699 Course.


Nikita Zaitsev

Hi, my name is Nikita Zaitsev. I’m a 2nd year electrical engineering student at BCIT in the Power and Industrial Control option. I enjoy many different sports including martial arts, volleyball and ballroom dancing. I like to browse the internet to find innovative ways others have solved real world problems and try to implement them for myself. My hobbies include playing badminton, table tennis, hiking, and assembling electrical circuit boards. I love to help whenever possible, I feel happy when I’ve contributed in a meaningful way to society. I try to be as involved in school as possible.


I’m currently a student ambassador, boxing supervisor, and involved with the Engineering Student Society. The RC Classic is a great opportunity for students to show-off what they have learned or even for new students to learn and be creative in the design of their car. Either way, there is no reason not to register as it is a great learning and networking opportunity. Hope to see some new and creative ideas!


Jonathan Engleman

Hi, my name is Jonathan Engleman. I was born and raised in Burnaby British Columbia. I started my academic carreer at UBC where I completed an Undergraduate Degree Majoring in Economics and Minoring in Commerce. After UBC I spent my first two years at BCIT completing the Automation and Instrumentation diploma of the ECET Program. I am currenty a fourth-year Electrical Engineering student with a planned graduation date of May 2020.


Although I am studying to become an Electrical Engineer I very much enjoy hands on work, on site troubleshooting of control systems, and vehicular related troubleshooting. I am very much looking forward to being apart of the RC Classic this year and next.


Charlie Lewthwaite

Hi, my name is Charlie Lewthwaite and I grew up in Kelowna, BC. I am a third-year electrical engineering student at BCIT. Before coming to BCIT I graduated from the Alternative Energy Technology diploma program at NAIT in Edmonton, AB. I enjoy learning about sustainable energy solutions and the future development of the energy grid.


Outside of school I try to spend time outside cycling, hiking, and playing golf around the Vancouver area. This is my first year volunteering for the RC classic and I’m really excited to be helping out with such a great event.


Terry Calderbank

Hi, my name is Terry Calderbank and I’m from the sunny shores of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, BC. I am a graduate from the electrical engineering program at BCIT and a robotics and autonomous systems enthusiast. I enjoy learning new things as much as I enjoy helping others learn new things. I am passionate about problem solving and creative design. As an electro-mechanical control system enthusiast, I enjoy work both hardware and software related projects.


In my free time I watch a ton of science fiction, practice olympic style archery, play guitar, and work with the Air Cadet Gliding Program as an instructor pilot. The RC classic was the event that started me off on my current career path and it is a great honour to help organize it this year for students new and old. If this event encourages even one person to continue down a path of team-based engineering projects, then my job will be done.


Matt Leemet

Hi, my name is Matt Leemet. I graduated from the Electrical Engineering program at the end of 2015 with a diploma in Automation & Instrumentation. I currently work Tetra Tech as an Instrumentation & Controls Technologist and I’m back at BCIT completing my Bachelors of Technology in Electronics.


In my free time, I like to snowboard, ride my motorcycle and organize events. The RC classic is an awesome event where students can come together and apply their engineering skills. It’s always cool to see what everyone’s designs look like and to see all the RC cars ripping around on the track! Looking forward to the 5th RC Classic!