Technology labs were conducted which highlighted: Open Source: free software you can download at home on your computer; Segway Technology, developed from Dean Kamen’s Independence IBOTTM Mobility System Technology; Intelligence Ground Systems, Robotic technology used by the armed forces to diagnose possible battle field threats; PowerUP, IBM’s new 3D virtual world game that allows students to travel to different climates and environments while designing, building ( www.powerupthegame.org), and testing things that impact ecology; College & University Assistance, preparation for college using the computer and internet; Open Source and Free Software; and, National Engineer’s Week, information about careers in engineering.
"Today's Technology Day provides students and their parents an opportunity to engage with technology in a fun, innovative way; while at the same time providing a valuable learning opportunity to help increase the interest of today's youth in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)," said Bill Luse, Senior State Executive, IBM Corporation.
Davis’ award winning robotics team shared their experiences from their 1st year’s competition while demonstrating their entry’s capabilities.
IBM sadly announced the passing away of Ms. Lenora Hayes, IBM’s Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs Manager. Ms. Hayes was a 31 year IBM employee who was passionate about leveraging IBM’s philanthropy to make a difference in our community. Lenora was instrumental in creating the collaboration between IBM, Michigan Technological University, Davis Aerospace Technical High School and Detroit Chassis to bring about this event.
Event facilitators included: Bill Luse, Senior State Executive, IBM Corporation, Lenora Hayes, IBM Corporation, Annie Dunsky, IBM Corporation, Michael Guthrie, President, CEO, Detroit Chassis, LLC, Linda Ratliff, Detroit Chassis, LLC, Nina Graves-Hicks, Principal, Davis Aerospace, Brian Hannon, Michigan Technological University, Darnishia Slade, Michigan Technological University, Clifford Samuels, Jr. Black Data Processing Associates, and Derhun Sanders, U.S. Army RDECOM-TARDEC.
About Detroit Chassis
Detroit Chassis is a subsidiary of Spectra LMP LLC, a concept to customer provider of niche vehicle manufacturing solutions owned by Michael and Carlton Guthrie. Spectra also owns Magnys LLC, a provider of process and manufacturing engineering services, Forward Vision LLC, a provider of computer simulation and modeling services, VSim a provider of proprietary emulation software for programmable logic controllers and Detroit Custom Chassis, a provider of chassis modification services.
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Aerospace Technical High School takes education to a higher altitude. As a comprehensive technological high school, our goal is to expose students to a rigorous, multifaceted academic and technical curriculum that provides our students with a unique opportunity for exposure to aviation and aerospace careers.
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Linda Ratliff, 313-571-2100 x 506