We are a group of 5 students attending the New Jersey Governor's School of Engineering and Technology. The Governor's School is a prestigious program at Rutgers University offered to students the summer before their senior year exposing them to many different applications and varieties of engineering. Students are nominated by their schools to apply for the competitive program, which is provided at no cost to them due to funding from multiple companies, Rutgers University, and the NJ State Government. This year there are 88 students attending this program. For more information on the New Jersey Governor's School of Engineering and Technology, please refer to the following link: http://soe.rutgers.edu/gset.
Based on interests, students are broken into independent research groups which address modern engineering issues. The 5 of us were grouped based on our mutual interest in aerospace engineering. The title of our project is: "Winging it: the Plane of the Future". During the course of the 4 week program, we will design, prototype, and build a radical modern airplane that incorporates an autopilot feature. We will utilize ArduPilot Mega to aid us in our autonomous flight goals and can't wait to start!