Edison Academy student wins second place at MIT engineering conference
Edison Academy student wins second place at MIT engineering
A student at the
Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies
in Edison presented a paper at an engineering conference at MIT and came home
with second prize.
Poojit Hegde, a
junior in electrical/computer engineering from Monroe, and his co-author, Avi
Cooper, a senior at Torah Academy of Bergen County, presented their paper at
the 2016 MIT IEEE
Undergraduate Research Technology Conference. Titled “An Indoor Positioning
System Facilitated by Computer Vision,” it was awarded second among 36 papers,
all but two by college students.
“The conference was
extremely exciting, and I got to meet undergraduates, graduates, professors,
and professionals from across the country and even across the world,” Poojit
said. “They were all really shocked to hear I was a high school student. There
was only one other project by a high school student, and he was an
Poojit and Avi did research for their paper over the summer at
WINLAB, a computer science lab at Rutgers University, through the Liberty
Science Center Partners in Science Program.
The research paper will
be published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in its Xplore Digital Library.