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Another successful Techies Day!

By: lvelte
On October 20, AGI hosted 15 high school students for the annual TechiesDay event sponsored by the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) and the Innovative Technology Action Group (ITAG).  This is the fifth year AGI participated in event as part of our commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) outreach. Capturing students' attention early in their career choice progression is a strong way to support the ever-growing need for qualified candidates to fill future STEM-related careers.  The day was designed to provide high school students with experience about technology-related career opportunities. The group from the Chester County Technology College High School in Jennersville, PA, and Unionville High School in Unionville, PA, learned the basics of the STK product suite and heard how AGI technology applies to areas as wide ranging as unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mission operations, wind farms and in-flight entertainment. In one session, students learned how to use AGI’s flagship product, STK. They developed scenarios with the software tools to determine when they would be able to see the International Space Station (ISS) from their hometowns in the next three weeks. The students were asked to apply various applicable restraints on their scenarios to produce the highest-quality results. Within minutes, the students created a visual scenario of the ISS passing over their hometowns and a report with times, dates and positions in the sky from which they could spot the ISS flying overhead. AGI’s visitors also had the opportunity to meet and greet six engineers, software developers and network administrators to discuss their individual school-to-career paths and lessons learned. If you are interested in seeing how other companies are doing stem outreach, see the West Chester Daily Local News story that ran in on Oct. 26 in the business section.
Posted: 10/27/2010 9:22:08 PM