CO-OP Student of the Month of October 2018
In chronological order, my work term sequence was as follows:
I first worked in uOttawa’s very own quantum photonics lab in the Advanced Research Complex under Dr. Robert Boyd. Then I moved on to developing autonomous sailboats off the shore of Boston with a small group of clever, fun people for an organization by the name of Autonomous Marine Systems. From autonomous sailboats on the east coast to electric vehicles on the west coast — my third and fourth terms were at Tesla. Often, I would shape my work terms to include as much field/lab time as possible to get a chance to witness the success, or failure, of a prototype. In this way, I experienced several concepts in engineering that are difficult to learn “by osmosis” in lectures.
In each work term I gained more experience towards what I consider to be my one true goal: developing interesting things.