Jeffrey Laut received the B.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering, New York University in 2009 and the M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2011, respectively. Currently, he is working toward the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. He has served as a Teaching Fellow in Brooklyn middle schools through the School of Engineering’s GK-12 program and through a grant from the Mitsui USA Foundation. His research interests include controls and robotics. Jeffrey has worked on the Brooklyn Atlantis Project since January 2012.