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Robotics at ATC gets students hyped about engineering

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany Tech celebrates Engineering Technology Week with a robotics demonstration.

Students interested in engineering saw Kell Robotics innovation.

The Director for Advanced Computing at Kennesaw State University hopes the demonstration will get students more interested in robotics.

"These first robotics that were talking about here is an opportunity for students to try something out and discover a talent they did not know. Learn skills they didn't have, change their perception about who they are and where they can go. Opportunity, opportunity, opportunity," said Ed Barker.

Albany Tech offers associate degrees in Civil and Electro-mechanical Engineering Technology.     

Barker has worked as the STEM Leadership Foundation President. In this role, he works as a trisector leader engaging and promoting collaboration across private, public, and social non-profit organizations and helping them to apply a wide range of cross-sector skills, sensitivity to context, open-mindedness, and powerful networks to advance informal STEM education.

This event is another initiative Albany Tech is offering since receipt of a share of a $13.6 million consortium grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor in 2012 as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Training (TAACCCT) initiative. Albany Tech shares the grant with Atlanta Tech and Athens Tech.

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