Hidden Figures: Virginia Tech Facility Tours - Goodwin Hall + the Terrestrial Robotics Lab
Venue: Haymarket Theater (Squires), Blacksburg
Organizations: Virginia Tech Division of Information Technology
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time: 7:15 - 8:30 PM
Event Types: Miscellaneous, STEM Events
Cost: Free
Virginia Tech's Division of Information Technology presents Hidden Figures: Tour of Goodwin Hall + the Terrestrial Robotics Lab as part of their celebration of Women's Month on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 which will depart the Haymarket Theater inside the Squires Students Center on the campus of Virginia Tech at 7:15 pm.

Goodwin Hall houses instructional and research labs and classrooms as well as groundbreaking technology that measures even the smallest vibrations occurring inside the building. This data will allow researchers to study structural relations related to building design and security, occupancy monitoring for emergency response, structural health monitoring, and more.

TREC (Terrestrial Robotics Engineering & Controls Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering) was founded to study cutting edge mechanics and controls in order to create robotic platforms to change the way the world perceives robotics - they are developing robots that can respond in disaster response scenarios as well as in daily life. The TREC Lab is developing one of the world’s first fire-fighting humanoid robots through the Office of Naval Research’s Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) program. TREC also competes in the DARPA Robotics Challenge.

Space is limited to 30 people and registration required: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3aezQph0ohVX3cp.

The Virginia Tech facilities tours available after the free Hidden Figures movie screening include:
• Visionarium + Assistive Technologies Lab (Torgersen Hall)
• Goodwin Hall + the Terrestrial Robotics Lab
• Ware Lab + Hybrid Electric Vehicle Lab

All tours will depart Haymarket Theatre at 7:15 pm and required advance registration due to limited space.

The series of events "Hidden Figures: Into the Future" will include a free showing of the award-winning movie, with a keynote speaker and Q&A session, followed by a variety of tours of Virginia Tech science and technology facilities. We will also be sharing information related to college access and majors in the STEM and data science fields.

To view the event flyer, visit: https://i.imgur.com/j9FRgrD.jpg.

For more information, visit: https://it.vt.edu/resources/publications/spotlight/index/hiddenfigures/event.html. or https://it.vt.edu/resources/publications/spotlight/index/hiddenfigures/movie.html or https://it.vt.edu/resources/publications/spotlight/index/hiddenfigures.html.
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