Kettering University President Dr. Robert McMahan will be among those participating in the TechCruch Session Robotics at MIT on July 17.
McMahan will be part of a panel discussion on the best way to train the next generation of roboticists. “We’ve enlisted the help of three amazing educators at the forefront of STEM and engineering,” TechCruch states. The other two panelists are David Barret, professor of mechanical engineering at Olin College and Ryan Keenan, curriculum lead for Udacity.
The session will cover the growing need for robotics engineers as the industry is set to expand from $34.1 billion to $226.2 billion by 2021, TechCrunch noted.
Dr. McMahan became the 7th President of and Professor of Physics at Kettering University in August 2011. Kettering is a premier engineering, science and business university dedicated to experiential learning and co-operative education, and is a national leader in preparing STEM entrepreneurs and innovators. U.S. News & World Report ranks Kettering among the nation’s finest specialty schools.
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