A crowd of ninety students and several educators recently welcomed ULC Robotics to the Brooklyn Technical High School for an interactive presentation on the company’s robotic and unmanned aerial technologies.
Mathew M. Mandery, Chief Education Officer for the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation, had invited ULC Robotics to help further the institution’s mission of fostering an environment of hands-on learning and direct engagement with the latest technology developments.
David Antanavige, Mechanical Design Engineer, led the presentation and discussed how his high school experiences, such as how his enrollment in Project Lead the Way STEM courses (currently part of the Brooklyn Tech curricula) laid the foundation for his professional development and career at ULC Robotics. After the presentation, Antanavige fielded questions from the students, including members of the Brooklyn TechKnights, the school’s robotics club.
Later in the week, the Society of Women Engineers from Vaughn College visited ULC Robotics headquarters to tour the facility and interface with the company’s engineering team and unmanned aircraft pilots.
The group of fifteen mechatronics majors received an in-depth view of ULC Robotics Aerial Services division and custom-crafted UAVs, as well as a demonstration of a robot built to automate the process of racking circuit breakers within electric utility substations.
“Students soon entering the workforce need as much exposure as possible to the opportunities and technologies being leveraged here on Long Island,” said Antanavige. “Introducing these students to the work achieved at ULC Robotics both inspires and creates realistic expectations for their own career paths. We hope that by engaging students in this manner that we can help build and foster the next generations of makers.”