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We recruit the best, from all over the world. Our students work as a team, and help each other set up and operate experiments which require intense preparation. Our funding comes almost entirely through grants and contracts from outside customers, won in free competition. We write computer programs, develop measuring techniques, align lasers, shop for items ranging from printer paper to lasers, build aircraft models, perform digital signal & image processing, track down elusive flow phenomena, develop nonlinear control algorithms, develop Web Pages, compose multimedia CDROMs, you name it...
Students join our group as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, M.S. candidates, PhD candidates, and high school juniors on internships. From AE and other schools.
GPA is important in that you must be in good standing, and have the work habits which enable you to get things done. What matters much more is that you must have the enthusiasm and the will to learn what it takes to solve problems: everything you learn is used here, and most of us start out knowing very little! The students in Experimental Aerodynamic usually earn top-notch grades, while working hard and becoming experts at many things besides that. If you think you will like the challenge of solving difficult problems through innovation, patience and discipline, have the enthusiasm to learn new things, and you are so disciplined that others can trust you, you may enjoy working on our team.
Georgia Tech Undergraduates:
Please come by the John Harper Wind Tunnel, or give us a call. Talk to the students and Dr. Komerath.
From outside Georgia Tech:
Please contact the Graduate office of the School of Aerospace Engineering for admission information. Thank you.
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