YLCC Gadsden State/Technology Day

April 13, 2012

By: Leslie Haynes

Today, April 12, YLCC went to Gadsden State Community College Ayers Campus to tour their Engineering and Technical Departments.

We started the day with a welcome to the College by Ms. Michele Conger. From there, we were split into two groups and my group went to the Electrical Engineering lab. There we were instructed by Mr. Brady, Ms. Webb, and Smokey about how robots work and the things they are able to do. They also taught us about soldering different components onto different kinds of radios. I enjoyed being able to both operate the robots and solder some stuff instead of just hearing about how to do it. When we finished there our group went to the Drafting and Design computer lab. Mr. Abernathy showed us the various things drafting and design is required for. He also taught us how to use CAD, a computer drafting program. Following that, we all enjoyed Dad’s BBQ for lunch. I think one of the best things about this day was all the hands on things we were able to do.

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