- MAJOR: Mechatronics-Robotics
- COLLEGE: Purdue University
At Tech I was known for my positive attitude. In a big school like this, I learned that you have to go above and beyond to stand out and you need to rely on yourself, not anyone else, to help you.”
Courtney Simon was born in New York but lived in Hong Kong until age nine. She felt comfortable at Tech because “A lot of people grew up in different places. It gave us something more to talk about. In elementary school I was the only one.”
Captain of Tech’s tennis and table tennis teams, Courtney was on the U.S. Open ball crew, on court with the world’s top players: “At first it was stressful and I had low confidence. My second year I realized I was actually very skilled at it and shouldn't worry about making mistakes, because it was holding me back.”
Urged to attend Tech by her big sister (class of 2020), she was originally undecided as to major: Then “I saw the robotics demonstration, and that was it.” She aims to become a mechanical or electrical engineer and work for NASA. She has also taught reading and math in summer school to underserved children.
I saw the robotics demonstration, and that was it.
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