Running RACECAR courses at BWSI

MIT's and Lincoln Labs's BeaverWorks Summer Institute (BWSI) gathers a group of about 100-150 ambitious high-school students to participate in technically compelling four-week courses. Two of those courses involve the autonomous robot known as RACECAR Begun by HMC Alum Andrew Fishberg '16, the program is now led by Eyassu Shimelis '18 and Matthew Calligaro '20. Eyassu and Matthew will oversee the RACECAR courses this summer. They are seeking 3-5 students interested in helping develop, refine, run, and debrief those courses. Because BWSI in summer 2021 will be remote, the physical RACECAR robots will be replaced by simulation software and a wide-ranging robot-programming curriculum

Name of research group, project, or lab
BWSI
Why join this research group or lab?

If you like the idea of working in a team that guides energetic students in robot-programming (and continues to improve and expand the existing courses), this project will be a good fit! 

Logistics Information:
Project categories
Computer Science
Robotics
Student ranks applicable
First-year
Sophomore
Student qualifications

It helps to have background in Python. HMC's Robotics Programming Seminar also helps.

Time commitment
Summer - Full Time
Compensation
Paid Research
Number of openings
4
Techniques learned

This is an intense summer experience! You will develop lots of technical skills. Especially distinct are those at the interface of student-interactions and programming/technology.  

Contact Information:
Mentor name
Zach Dodds
Mentor email
dodds@g.hmc.edu
Mentor position
Mentor
Name of project director or principal investigator
Zach Dodds
Email address of project director or principal investigator
dodds@g.hmc.edu
4 sp. | 24 appl.
Hours per week
Summer - Full Time
Project categories
Robotics (+1)
Computer ScienceRobotics