Posts Tagged ‘Robotics’

Robotics engineer designs space rovers

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Dr. Ayanna Howard said that one Christmas she received a doll and a kit to make a radio. She learned how to solder as a result of making the radio and became interested in robotics. She first thought she’d like to design robotic arms and legs but after discovering that she’d need to go to medical school, she looked for a new career avenue. In this movie, filmed by a high school student in Los Angeles, hear what she does on the job and see the robotic models used to test vehicles and guidance programming for exploring other planets. This movie is one of many exploring careers on gigniks and was found through the California Career Center link to Student created videos.

And if you’d like to learn more about robotics, check out the Sierra College Mechatronics program and see the movie to learn what students say about Mechatronics.


South Placer Robotics Club seeks sponsors

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

South Placer Robotics Club Sponsor Flier Since 2000, the South Placer Robotics Club has provided high school students with a hands-on learning experience building a robot for the FIRST competition. Students often say that participation encouraged them to consider Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Careers. Businesses can contribute by going to the web site http://spcrobotics.com/ and getting more information on the sponsor page http://spcrobotics.com/sponsors.html.