We’ve only had a few meetings so far, mostly centred around learning about all of our new members (25!). We’ve also played a bunch of engineering games, as metaphors for our build season (i.e. assembly line game for efficiency, high-stress environments, teamwork, and problem-solving). We’re doing a water game this Thursday to prep for the upcoming 2015 game – #WATERGAME2K15!
This week we also kicked off our CAN (careers, academics, and networking) talks for the year, featuring Dr. Fritz Benedict from UT’s McDonald Observatory. Dr. Benedict is a senior research scientist and has logged the most hours on NASA’s Hubble telescope. Dr. Benedict discussed the importance and current applications of robotics in space exploration and discovery. For more information on CAN talks, or to watch archived talks, click here.
We’ve had a great start and are excited to see the progression in the coming weeks!