By Brian Huse, Director, Marketing & PR, Robotic Industries Association
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an RIA member since 2007, has produced a student whose talent for robotics engineering led to a first-place, $500,000 prize in NASA’s Lunar Excavation Challenge. WPI offers a bachelor’s degree program in robotics engineering and a new master’s-level robotics program. These majors are designed to prepare a new generation of engineers with the skills and imagination to develop intelligent machines that go beyond today’s reality.
Universities, colleges and technical schools around the nation are focused on robotics programs that cultivate interest in science and engineering for real-world jobs. NASA’s ambitions for a manned flight to Earth’s moon continue to be dragged down by fiscal and other concerns, however robotic exploration is alive and well. Clearly, WPI offers programs that can lead students to very rewarding results and high flying careers.
If you would like to sponsor an RIA Educator member and cement ties with winning programs like WSI, please contact Brian Huse, Director, Marketing & PR, for Robotic Industries Association (734/994-6088).