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I am a senior majoring in Electrical Engineering at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. I have always been very interested in science and mathematics, thus engineering always seemed an obvious choice for me! After graduation I plan on attending graduate school in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Robotics. Picture of Emily

However, there is more to me than engineering. Last year I studied abroad in London at UCL, University College London. It was one of the best experiences of my life. UCL is a gigantic university located in the heart of London (zone 1). Thus, our dorms were also located in London's center! It was fantastic. If you have any questions about studying abroad, please contact me!

This year, I decided it was about time to try something that has always interested me, singing! I joined my university's Chorale. It is quite enjoyable. I also enjoy cross-country skiing, running, rowing, and reading.

I am also involved in two projects this year, Nerd Girls and Robotics Academy, both through Tufts University. The Nerd Girls project is designed to promote women in engineering by providing school-age girls with positive female role models within the field of engineering. To do this, we are designing and building a solar car which will be used in our outreach programs and which will make an appearance at the Tour de Sol. Robotics Academy is also a project designed with outreach in mind. We are designing a group of robots capable of cooperative work. Our robots are designed to work in a team to locate a spot of light on a HIT (Human Interface Table) and communicate back the position of this light. We have HIT tables located both at Tufts and at a separate institution in New Zealand. The HIT tables are connected to a computer and project what is seen on the monitor. When the HIT tables are operating locally, they project an image developed on the local computer screen onto a translucent surface above the projector. On this surface, the robot locates the spot of white light on an otherwise black screen. Additionally, as there is also a HIT table in New Zealand, students or researchers there can create scenarios that the Tufts robots can solve. The HIT tables also have a camera above the translucent surface. This allows students in New Zealand to see the results of a trial at Tufts using the constant video feed associated with the HIT table. Thus, these HIT tables will allow students in Medford, Massachusetts to compare the results of the robotic searches with students in New Zealand. This project is designed to be a supplement to the science curriculum.

My Mentor:

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My mentor for the summer was Professor Lenore Cowen of Tufts University. Professor Cowen is a computer science professor at Tufts. Her research involves the direct intersection of Discrete Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, applying extremal combinatorics to problems in Network Routing, Graph Algorithms, and High-Dimensional Data Analysis. However, the project in which I was involved this summer was in the field of Computational Molecular Biology. Professor Lenore Cowen of Tufts University

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Email me: Emily K. Mower