The INNOVATION CAMPUS STEM collaboration project was initiated in early 2010 by Dr. J.D. Rottweiler, President of Cochise College and Mr. Kevin Goates, Director of the Northrop Grumman Technical Services Unmanned Systems Integration Center.
The initial partners included Buena HS, Cochise College, UofA South, U.S. Army at Ft. Huachuca and Northrop Grumman. A “presidential” kickoff event was held during May featuring President Rottweiler of Cochise College, President Robert Shelton, University of Arizona, Assoc. Superintendent Kriss Hagerl-Sierra Vista School district, Jerry Proctor, Deputy to the Commanding General at Ft. Huachuca and a keynote by Tom Vice, President of Northrop Grumman Technical Services.
Operational components include support of Project Lead the Way to receive National Certification at Buena HS, approximately 20 Northrop Grumman funded scholarships at Cochise College, UofA South, UofA and several high schools in both Cochise and Santa Cruz Counties. Northrop Grumman engineers are actively engaged with Cochise College to develop course material for the UAS Center of Excellence Aviation Technology Program plus hardware and software donations to augment the program.
The scope has broadened to include STEM initiatives at high schools throughout Cochise and Santa Cruz Counties plus a charter school in Tucson. The UofA South and Cochise College campuses in Nogales, AZ are aligned to enhance various activities at Nogales and Patagonia HS. In addition, programs now include both ASU Polytechnic in Chandler and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.
The INNOVATION CAMPUS partners are active in the Arizona Technology Council, Arizona Defence Research Collaboration, advisory boards at UofA, ASU and ERAU and several student projects throughout Arizona.”
Innovation Campus Questions? Contact Kathryn.Webster@ngc.com.
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Questions? Contact Richard “Bubba” Hall, PhD, 520-417-4054 or 520-515-5380
- Engineering Engineers and Scientists. Leonard W. Fine, Science Foundation Arizona
- Sierra Vista STEM Education Summit a model for the state
- ASEE President, Walt Buchanan identifies community colleges as critical part of STEM
education pipeline in recent PRISM comments
- Unmanned Systems – Increasing Human Potential video
- A Shared Vision for Arizona’s UAS Community. Presentation by Barry Abrecht – CEO, Central Arizona Regional Economic Development.
Dr. Ricardo G. Sanfelice-University of Arizona
Ricardo is the Society of Hispanic Engineers Educator of the Year for 2012, He is originally from Argentina, has MS and PhD degrees from UC Santa Barbara with post docs at MIT and Ecole de Mines in Paris. He is a popular teacher and researcher focused on UAS. See links below for more information on Dr. Sanfelice.
- Article featuring underwater robotics project at the Hybrid Dynamics and Control Lab (HDC Lab), Summer 2011. UA News
- Arizona Engineer, College of Engineering, Spring 2011
- Article featuring the HDC Lab, Spring 2011
- University of Arizona Foundation, UA Engineering Communications Office, September 2009