Brief Biography

Samantha Kupersmith is a Senior Communications Specialist for Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories. In this role, she has spent nearly 20 years developing and implementing STEM programs for area students at our internallydeveloped robotics workshop and Engineers in the Classroom initiatives. She has also developed curriculum for the Advanced Technology Laboratories booth at the USA Science and Engineering Festival and other outreach activities. She has a BS in Journalism from West Virginia University and a MS in Journalism from Temple University.

Mike Kopack is a Senior Software Engineer for Lockheed Martin in the Emerging Technology Research group of the Advanced Technology Laboratories, focusing on robotics systems. In addition to his job duties, he works on many outreach activities, including lead instructor for the annual Robotics Workshop, lead engineer for the Advanced Technology Laboratories booth for the 2016 USA Science and Technology Festival, mentors FIRST Robotics Team 4750 at Bishop Eustace Prep, and is the founder of the South Jersey Robotics Club. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a MS in Computer Science from Drexel University.

Russ Johnson is a Manager in the Advanced Concepts Laboratory at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories. His 23 years of professional experience include 8 years of production and commercial level development followed by 15 years of government research and development. He was one of the founding members of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Cyber Security R&D group, and has been with Lockheed Martin since 2007. He specializes in embedded systems (design, programming, and GUI development). He has taught CS 302 “UNIX System Administration” at Washington State University – Tri-Cities. He has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, an AAS Electronics and Computers, and an AAS Computer Science.

Workshop Description

With some basic tools and a plan, students can discover the exciting world engineering and science. We will provide inexpensive materials (paper, masking tape, etc.) for a hands-on activity with professional engineers who appreciate the various skills of budding engineers interested in coming into the field!

Location

Olney Hall 229

Start Date

6-5-2016 11:00 AM

End Date

6-5-2016 12:15 PM

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May 6th, 11:00 AM May 6th, 12:15 PM

STEM Outreach Activities to Inspire Future Engineers and Scientists

Olney Hall 229

With some basic tools and a plan, students can discover the exciting world engineering and science. We will provide inexpensive materials (paper, masking tape, etc.) for a hands-on activity with professional engineers who appreciate the various skills of budding engineers interested in coming into the field!