My name is Marcos Pena. I am enrolled in Thelma R. Salinas STEM ECHS that is paired with the local community college that sets the goal of obtaining an associates with a high school diploma. I also come from south texas college and I am studying computer science. I am currently going to enter my senior year of highschool, and hopefully by the year 2021 I will graduate with a masters degree in computer science.
I aspire to obtain a Ph.D in a more specified field study that falls under computer science. I am a person that is up for anything and likes to try new things. Not only am I open-minded to all but I also want to constantly learn. I am deeply interested in robots and programming which is a perfect fit for the DREU Computer Science program I am a part of. (summer 2016)
Dr. Nancy Amato is the director and head of the computer science program at Texas A&M and is my mentor during the summer of 2016. Click on her name to learn more about her!
Read Sandstrom is a returning Ph. D student and is my mentor during the summer of 2016. Click on his name to learn more about his!
Saurabh Mishra is the leader of the summer project my colleagues and I are working on. He is striving towards his masters and is one of my many mentors. Click on his name to learn more about him!
Irving solis is a Ph. D student and is my mentor during the summer of 2016. Click on his name to learn more about him!
Mukulika Ghosh is my instructor of c++ for this summer and also is my mentor while I am here at the university. Click on her name to learn more about her!
This summer I will be working in the Parasol Lab under the supervision of Nancy Amato. Here in College Station I will be working with physical robots and Algorithms and Applications along the help with my mentors. Within the research project my fellow colleagues and I will be applying a real world situation in which robots have to interact with a dynamic environment. The robots will need to be able to perform under battery constraints within a construction site. Throughout the summer we had different teams that had different tasks. The Aruco Team, The Environment Team, and the IR Sensors Team. We all successfully worked together to have a robot mounted with a laptop assemble a Texas A&M logo.
In our society today technology is progressing forward rapidly. We are able to eliminate human error before it happens.
DREU: Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates