|MIT Department: Aeronautics and Astronauctics
Undergraduate Institution: Edward Waters College
My name is Devin Hunter and I am a second semester Junior at Edward Waters College majoring in mathematics. I originally come from Grand Rapids, Michigan where I graduated from East Kentwood High School in May 2017. I am currently serving as the President of the Edward Waters College Rotaract Club, a mathematics and physics tutor for my school’s TRiO program, and a devoted volunteer to the FIRST Robotics Program designed for elementary school children in Florida. I previously completed a research internship at Stanford University where I worked in the CHARM lab and assisted Allison Okamura and other lab members with developing a soft robot shared-autonomy simulation. My research interests fall within the intersection of mechanical engineering and computer science where I want to delve deeper into the study of autonomous robotics. More specifically, I hope to further the research being done in the development of the autonomous agents within self-driving vehicles, swarm drones, and self-assistive robots. I plan on pursuing future doctoral studies within this exciting field of inquiry; and from there, I hope to pursue a future career where I can further the studies done into this dynamic and innovative field of research.