Temple Ambler hosts local high school students for Engineering Prototype Day with former astronaut, U.S. Naval Warfare Center

Temple University Ambler, in conjunction with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division, hosted an Engineering Prototype Day on April 21.

Former NASA astronaut and retired Navy Capt. Chris Ferguson, an Astronaut Hall of Fame 2022 inductee who logged 40 days, 10 hours and four minutes in space, provided a keynote address to the students.

According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the event showcased “the innovative, detailed projects that senior design students have been developing. This unique outreach program to area middle and high schools helps young students to become excited about pursuing careers in STEM.”

Local students were able to glimpse at research projects being conducted at Temple which include: light aircraft dynamic flight control simulators, space flight simulators, a planetary surface explorer called the Lunarbot and a semi-autonomous robotic lawnmower.

For the U.S. Department of Defense’s full article about the event, you can click here.

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense and Temple University Ambler