If you're a University of Maryland student, Robotics @ Maryland has a place for you! It doesn't matter what your major is, as we have all sorts of jobs that need doing. If you're worried that you don't know enough about a subject to be useful, stop worrying: you can learn on the job, and enthusiasm trumps prior knowledge any day. On the other hand, if you're still curious about what our team does, check out our team page.
If you want to get involved, come to a meeting, and we can set you up! Regular meetings are Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30pm in the Neutral Buoyancy Research Facility, Building 382.
We ask that you email the lead of the team you're interested in joining before coming to a meeting:
Software/Controls: Sean Gillen, software at ram.umd.edu
Electrical: Ben Hurwitz, electronics at ram.umd.edu
Mechanical: Peter Peng, mechanical at ram.umd.edu
if you're not sure shoot an email to the president, Sean Gillen: president at ram.umd.edu
We have plenty of jobs for any possible field of interest. Here are a few examples of areas you could work on based on interests:
- Any engineering - Technical design and construction
- Computer science - Programming
- Math, physics - Controls
- Business - Club Finances, Fundraising
- Art, design, film, writing, web development - Publicity (i.e. flyers, videos, posters, website, and robot visual appeal)
- IT and computer networking - Back-end development and distribution tools
This list is far from complete, so even if you didn't see anything specific on it that you liked, drop by a meeting anyway!