Bringing broadening horizons within reach

Published: Friday, December 14, 2012 at 10:38 AM.

“You are put in the field you want to be in and you learn so much about it.”

The trip to Tyndall was another of the perks for students in High School High Tech, who regularly experience workplace field trips during the school year.

Their host was Barbara Copeland Civ USAF ACC 325 FSS/FSFR who worked with Hauck to organize the visit.

 Students visited Wright Laboratories and were exposed to alternative energies for use in countries such as Afghanistan. Experiments were on going in the growing and the use of algae as an alternate, replenishable fuel.

They visited the "tent city" where solar panels were built into the top of tents to test for use in lighting, electricity and air conditioning.

They also visited the robotics laboratory where robots were used for a wide variety of functions, such as mine detection and sweeping, perimeter patrol and use in checkpoints. The students were able to manipulate the robots in simulating the observation, retrieval and detonation of bombs.

“That was pretty cool,” Williams said. “We got to play with robots. They were showing us all kinds of things they could do. They are so advanced.” 

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