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posted Jan 2, 2013, 7:46 PM by Barbara Fortunato   [ updated Jan 2, 2013, 7:50 PM ]
I am allowed to bring a maximum of two interested students to this.  Send me an email by Saturday, January 5th if you're interested, and tell me what you think you'd get out of the experience.  I can only select two, and you will have to provide your own transportation.
Please join us for an interactive session focusing on the interdisciplinary nature of engineering: How do creativity, math, life, chemical and physical sciences, and written/verbal communication interact?
You are welcome to bring a colleague and/or a maximum of two students (grades 6-12 only) to speak with graduate engineering students and Professor Naomi Ehrich Leonard ’85, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as they discuss Robotic Exploration in Environmental Monitoring (a pdf flier is attached).
Date: Tues. January 15, 2013
Location: Forrestal Center, Gas Dynamics Lab, Bldg. 600 Map -
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
We will visit Prof. Leonard’s research lab and learn how engineers:
  • Solve robotic exploration challenges by developing an understanding of how animals move together and how humans explore in a variety of environments.
  • Derive and apply engineering methods to explore the oceans, monitor wildlife, forest fires, weather, pollution and more.
  • Use data to understand mechanisms of collective motion and collective decision making.
  • We will visit her research lab:
“Engineering is one of the less-understood fields, but it’s one of the most creative disciplines on campus,” observes Professor Naomi Ehrich Leonard.