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Columbia High’s Zubin Kremer Guha Selected as Governor’s Scholar for Summer Engineering & Technology Program

From Columbia High School:

Photo Credit: Tracy Sham Photography

Zubin Kremer Guha, now a senior at Columbia High School, was selected to participate in the New Jersey Governor’s School for Engineering and Technology as a Governor’s Scholar this past summer.

New Jersey Governor’s School for Engineering and Technology is a free summer residential program for aspiring engineers and scientists. Two students per school can be nominated by their school in the winter of their junior year. Sixty juniors from across the state were selected from a nominated pool of 350-400 applicants. Participants resided at Rutgers University for four weeks where they took academic courses such as physics, robotics, material science and worked with a scientist mentor on a research project. They also visited companies such as Lockheed Martin to learn about their programs.

Zubin was excited to represent Columbia High School in this rigorous program. His research project was “An Autonomous Visionless Quadcopter Landing,” which involved landing a quadcopter drone without computer vision. They designed and implemented a search and landing algorithm using infrared laser distance sensors. He wrote a scientific paper with his teammates on their work that was published as a Rutgers University Report. They have also submitted the paper to the IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference where it is currently under review. A video of the quadcopter landing is attached.

Zubin is the captain of FTC Robotics Team 9563 and will be a captain of the CHS Boys Swim Team. He has been a member of the CHS Masterworks Orchestra and will be part of the Virtuosi Orchestra at CHS this year.

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