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Feb. 19: Media Advisory: U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle To Help Launch New Robotics Training Program

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Byron Spice
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Anne Watzman
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Media Advisory: U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle To Help Launch New Robotics Training Program

Area Colleges To Teach Skills For Building, Servicing Embedded Systems

EVENT: U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pittsburgh, will be keynote speaker at the Kickoff Meeting for the Robotics Corridor’s new Robotics Engineering Technology Associate Degree Program. The two-year degree program will provide graduates with skills now in demand across all industry sectors. Robots and embedded systems are increasingly used by a wide variety of industries, including mining, farming and construction, and involve products as diverse as automobiles, medical equipment and heating and air conditioning systems.

The Robotics Corridor, a consortium of industry, government, foundation and education partners from southwestern Pennsylvania and neighboring areas of Ohio and West Virginia, has developed the associate degree program in association with Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, California University of Pennsylvania, area community colleges and industry. Coursework will be offered beginning this fall at California University, Butler County Community College and Westmoreland County Community College and in 2010 at the Community College of Beaver County.

WHEN: 9–11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 23.


WHERE: Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center, 10 40th Street, in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

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