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Vincennes University is hosting a "Day With Robots"

January 14, 2020 / Vincennes University is hosting a “Day With Robots”

VINCENNES, Ind. – Students in grades 5-12 will get hands-on with robots on Sat., Feb. 1 during a “Day With Robots” hosted by the Vincennes University Advanced Manufacturing Automation Technology program.

Participants will get up close and personal with robots by learning how to run and program a robot. They’ll program and design circuits that work in today’s world, and learn about jobs for the future that require in-demand technical skills.

“It will be a great look at what type of career opportunities are available in the area,” VU Advanced Manufacturing Automation Technology Program Coordinator and Advanced Manufacturing Technician Supervisor Tim Hedrick said.

The world of technology is ever-changing. Demand for trained professionals to install, program, maintain, and troubleshoot the machines that make up the "factory of the future" is rapidly increasing.

The second annual “Day With Robots” will take place 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. EST in the Vincennes University Technology Center, 1300 N. Chestnut St.

For information about VU’s Advanced Manufacturing Automation Technology program, visit https://www.vinu.edu/web/guest/major/adv-manufacturing-automation-tech-formerly-robotics-.

Contact:

Tim Hedrick

Advanced Manufacturing Automation Technology Program Coordinator/Advanced Manufacturing Technician Supervisor

Office: 812-888-4421

Email: thedrick@vinu.edu

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College

VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers, and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics in Fort Branch. A leader in developing Early Colleges statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.

In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.

VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 36 other states, and 21 other countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S. President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana Territory. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.

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