|MIT Department: Aeronautics and Astronautics
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Paulo Lozano
Research Supervisor: Oliver Jia-Richards
Undergraduate Institution: University of Missouri, Columbia
Hometown: Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela
My name is Ymbar I. Polanco Pino and I am a rising senior at the University of Missouri-Columbia studying mechanical and aerospace engineering. I am originally from Maracay, Venezuela, but I have lived the majority of my life in the Atlanta, Georgia area and Southwest Missouri. My undergraduate research experience has focused on renewable energy technologies, such as piezoelectric energy harvest, and fluid dynamics in a zero gravity environment. The goal is to use my understanding in engineering to promote sustainability in the field of aeronautics and astronautics. I hope to obtain my PhD and use my experiences as a researcher and innovator to serve marginalized communities in the United States and around the world while advancing our society towards environmental sustainability. During my leisure time, I like to make music, play sports, and read.