A Hauppauge manufacturer recently opened its mobile mechatronics lab to students and Boy Scout troops interested in engineering.
Festo, which creates pneumatic and electromechanical systems, components, and controls for process and industrial automation invited the local teens for a presentation and tour of their Mobile Mechatronics Lab (MML).
More than 30 participants from the nationally-ranked FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Club of Hauppauge, and Boy Scout Troops 111 and 343 had the opportunity to interact with more than 20 dynamic displays, ranging from electromechanical actuators to medical and lab automation applications.
Exploring the most advanced automation components available, the young engineers learned firsthand from Festo experts about pneumatic and electromechanical systems.
“We pride ourselves on offering more than just innovative products, our commitment to education and training is at the forefront of what we do,” said Frank Latino, Head of Product Valve Terminals at Festo. “We have supported programs such as FIRST since its inception on Long Island over ten years ago, and are dedicated to STEM education to help develop and mentor the engineers of tomorrow.”