My name is Caitlin and I am currently an undergrad studying at Drexel University in the Mechanical Engineering department. This website details my experiences in undergraduate research as well as my engineering related activities.
Currently I am partaking in undergraduate research at DASL (Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab), and hope to focus on the design and manufacturing of mechanical-electronic systems such as Robotics. My first major task will be to teach CAD to new lab members over the summer using the Autodesk Inventor program. Our lab focuses on autonomous vehicles, robots and artificial intelligence. Currently we are working in collaboration on a Humanoid robot named Jaemi Hubo. Recently, Jaemi Hubo had an accident while doing an off tethered practice for a presentation. The damage appeared substantial, but we are taking efforts to fix Jaemi. I am currently working on the repair team with 4 other lab members. We hope to have Jaemi fixed within 50 days.
As part of Drexel's freshman engineering curriculum, students were given the opportunity to replicate the engineering research process accelerated over the course of 10 weeks. Students formed groups and either chose an existing project or developed their own. My group and I decided to formulate our own based off of the well known competition, Pumpkin Chunkin'.
Additionally, I am part of a non-profit student organization called TechServ. Our goal is to refurbish, rebuild and fix old and used computers, then donate them back to the community where they are needed. Many of the computers go to community centers and schools in non-affluent areas to give children a better education and enhance the community.