Fellow:Tynan Purdy

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Tynan Purdy
School (Cohort)
Georgia Institute of Technology (2020 cohort)
Majoring in
Industrial Design
United States


Tynan is an aspiring Industrial Designer in Atlanta. All his life he knew he wanted to study at Georgia Tech, but it wasn't until his sophomore year at Druid Hills High School that he discovered Industrial Design. From crafting Harry Potter props to building Iron Man cosplay armor in the Maker community, Tynan always needed an outlet for creativity as a child.

High school was the real start of his designer path when he joined a local robotics team. He quickly rose to the top in the marketing and branding of the team, but that wasn't enough. Tynan pivoted to engineering, building and driving the robots while also running the team.

Catch Ty playing ultimate frisbee, cheering on Atlanta United with Footie Mob, making something, or at Wild Heaven with the owner, his dad.

Tynan journeys through life with his incredible girlfriend Alana Neely and occasionally lives with his parents and 3 siblings.


FRC Team 4468 Fernbank LINKS

  • Team Captain
  • World Championship all 4 years
  • 2 State Engineering Inspiration Awards
  • 1 State Chairman's Award

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