Ayanna Howard
Dr. Ayanna Howard
Georgia Institute of Technology
GA
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  • Cat Monty asked Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Added Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11:10 AM

    I'm researching you for school project and you are pretty amazing
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    Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Answered Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 1:39 PM
    I truly do enjoy designing, building, and programming the intelligence of robotic systems. Robotics allows me to not only be creative by using my engineering and computer science skills but allows me to geek out on amazing technology.
  • Miss Meyer's Fourth Graders, Lisbon, ND asked Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Added Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    Hi Dr. Howard! We read about you in science class today and found this website. We have some questions for you! How long did it take you to actually make a fully functioning robot like SmartNav or SnoMote? How successful have SmartNav and SnoMote been at answering questions for scientists? Have you had any other jobs besides being a roboticist? Let us know if you can answer any of these questions. Great work with all of your robots!
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    Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Answered Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    How long did it take you to actually make a fully functioning robot like SmartNav or SnoMote?
    It took about one year to build a working prototype and one more to get it functioning robustly in hazardous environment, with smarts.

    Have you had any other ...

  • Mia, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Added Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 12:33 PM

    Hi :) Stay in Civil or move to Electronic or Electrical? I am a first year, studying Engineering at Stellenbosch University. Currently I am registered for Civil Engineering, but we are allowed to still change courses within Engineering before December. This semester we started with the subjects Computer Programming and Electro-technique. Both these subjects are more in the direction of Electronic and Electrical engineering. I enjoy both subjects a lot and I am starting to think I should ...
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    Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Answered Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 12:33 PM

    The answer to switch really depends on your interest level. If you haven’t taken any Civil Engineering courses yet, then it becomes more difficult to determine which you most enjoy until you do. I would not base a decision though on which courses ...

  • Ni asked Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Added Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    How old were you when you started engineering?
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    Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Answered Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 3:10 PM

     I first learned how to solder when I was in middle-school. Wasn’t technically an engineer then, but was doing things that were engineering-focused. 

  • Adrienne, Jacksonville, FL asked Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Added Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    When did you start this job that you have now and was this your dream job....:)
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    Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Answered Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    My dream job started when I received my first summer internship at NASA while in college. I worked on a space-related project focused on satellite communications. By the time I left NASA, I was programming advanced robots that might one day explore Mars. ...

  • Shelbie, Missouri asked Valarie King-Bailey, OnShore Engineering & Construction

    Added Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    I really want to be an engineer for the U.S. marines. I am one of the top in my class, though I am only in middle school, but I think I can do it. What are some classes you suggest I pay extra attention to? Thank you, Shelbie
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    Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Answered Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:30 AM
    You definately seem to have one of the key ingredients - Motivation. As you go through middle school and continue through high school, try to take as many math and science courses as you can get your hands on. I also suggest trying to join a robotics ...