MIT Department: Aeronautics and Astronautics
Faculty Mentor: Kerri Kahoy
Research Supervisor: Alex Meredith
Undergraduate Institution: Howard University
Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
Autumn Edwards is a rising senior computer engineering major with a minor in mathematics at Howard University. Last summer, Autumn worked at UC Berkeley’s High Performance Robotics Lab, where her research focused on calculating the mass moment of inertia of UAVs using an experimental bifilar pendulum method, the parallel axis theorem, and an analytical method using the UAVs flight data. Previously, Autumn worked with Howard University’s Physics Department and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as a research assistant, where she designed the mechanical and electrical interface of a 2U Cube Rover. Outside of research, Autumn is a member of the 12th Howard University Student Association Senate, representing her constituents of the College of Engineering and Architecture. Additionally, Autumn is a member of Howard University’s Karsh STEM Scholars Program, whose mission is to increase the number of underrepresented minorities who earn a PhD in a STEM discipline.