Jon Vandervelde, Contributing Writer

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Jon Vandervelde is a designer, architect, and robot combat promoter, with a love for all things mechanical. With a B.A. in Microbiology from the University of Iowa and a Masters degree in architectural design from The University of Minnesota, he has worked as a biomedical research scientist, writer and building designer, and is the founder and CEO of MechWars Robot Combat, one of the largest robot combat events in the country. Jon believes that increased success in manufacturing and the production of tangible goods is absolutely essential to the economic future of this country, and would like to see the coming transformation in automobile technology lead to a resurgence of U.S. manufacturing and technological accomplishment. Jon likes both dogs and cats equally (but in different ways).

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