|MIT Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Nicholas Roy
Research Supervisor: Jacopo Banfi
Undergraduate Institution: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Hometown: Paterson, New Jersey
My name is Jehan Shalabi, a proud American Arab of Palestinian descent from Paterson, New Jersey. I am currently a first-generation rising senior at the New Jersey Institute of Technology majoring in Electrical Engineering. Before transferring to NJIT, I graduated from Passaic County Community College at the age of 18 with an Associate of Science degree in Engineering Science. As a Ronald E. McNair scholar, I conducted research on Drone-Assisted Mobile Networking to study how to use drones to carry small cellular antennas to improve mobile network performance. I plan to pursue my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering; my research interests range from designing novel electronic systems to developing new navigation strategies for autonomous robotics. My goal is to become an astronaut, a path influenced by my internship at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and completing the NASA L’SPACE Mission Concept Academy. Outside of academia, I enjoy playing sports and spending time with family and friends.