Randolph Peterson

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  • Greenwich, CT

My name is Randolph Peterson and I recently graduated from Virginia Polytechnic and State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. I grew up in Greenwich, CT and went to the Greenwich High School which is where I realized that I wanted to be some sort of an engineer. Throughout my time at Virginia Tech, many of my interests formed from the experiences I had in the various types of engineering. One of which was joining a group called The Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team (HEVT) where I was on a sub-team referred to as the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) team, dealing with automotive programming for adaptive cruise control. Another was working for the defense industry by designing signal filters for military radar systems through the company, Microphase Corporation. I also did research for the United States Navy through my university, which involved research and development of automated drone systems. Through doing all of this, I have found that I really enjoy working on various types of engineering projects. Currently, some of the activities that I like are computer programming, sports like skiing, snowboarding, tennis, and croquet, going on caving trips underground, and astronomy. I did some programming while at Virginia Tech, mostly dealing with C and C++: I have even made some small video games with C. On the sports front, I have gone skiing and snowboarding on the east and west coast of the United States. For my last year and a half of Virginia Tech, I started to get involved with the caving club and went on several trips underground and into mountainsides. I also took an interest in astronomy, and even went to a local observatory to explore my research and findings further.