Mark Mote

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Mark Mote
B.S. AE '15

Next Adventure: MS degree at GT-AE
Graduate Research Assistantship with Dr. Eric Feron.Under the auspices of an NSF grant, we will be building a fully networked robotics lab here at Georgia Tech.

Previous co-op, internship, or research experience?
I've done research with Dr. Prasad, and also with Dr. Feron. I also did an internship at ISAE Ensma in France last summer.

Most looking forward to?
I'm excited about doing something that's never been done before, and about being able to really exercise creativity in my research. As an undergraduate, you are judged by the quantity of the information you take in. In graduate school, it's the quality of the ideas you produce. In my graduate program, I'll be able to see the full depth of the subjects that interest me.

How did your educational experience at GT-AE help?
It was all about being surrounded by the right people. The students, the internship, the research -- they all gave me an opportunity to push myself.

Advice
Start looking for research opportunities early, and don't do it just because you think it will look good on your resume. Find that subject that you are really interested in and then find someone who is just as passionate about pursuing it as well.