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-.
Advanced Manufacturing Automation Technology Program
Coordinator/Advanced Manufacturing Technician Supervisor
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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MARCIA MARTINEZ, University Life Reporter & Sports
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