As part of Black History Month, Jemison has had a Black Entrepreneurs and Professionals week, with various people coming to talk to the different parts of the school, such as band, esthetics, etc. We were honored this morning by a visit to our robotics lab by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). They spent about two hours in the lab talking with the students. Each engineer told their story about how they got into their field, and the students in return told them what possible fields they were looking at in the future.
The students had many questions to ask of the engineers about the different types of engineering, what each does, and other questions. They also explained what this season's game is about (Charged Up) and what the mechanisms on the robot will do. They also explained last season's robot and the practice bot with mecanum wheels. They explained how it was used to test the pneumatics before they went on to the competition robot.
The students also showed off the projects we worked on first semester; the jaguar in the rainforest battery charging station, the A-frame stock metal storage frame, and the new robot cart. The showed the visitors the parts we have 3D printed or milled on our tabletop CNC.
Each visitor left with one of our business cards and a Baby Jag phone stand. The students reluctantly went back to class around 11:20 AM.