ICYMI Graduate Wins Big at Robotics Challenge

ICYMI Graduate Wins Big at Robotics Challenge

Pictured from left: Instructor Mark Jackson, Jesse Potts, Paul Aiello


Deer Park Graduate Jesse Potts Takes Second Place in Robotics Challenge

Jesse Potts and Scarlet Oaks take second in national FANUC robotics challenge
Contributed By: Great Oaks Career Campuses
January 20, 2017

Jesse Potts of Deer Park [Class of 2016] helped Great Oaks Career Campuses become the second place winner of the FANUC America Advanced Automation Challenge, which…[highlights] robotic automation and technology…

“Potts, a recent graduate in Engineering Technologies and Robotics at Scarlet Oaks Career Campus, created a robotic palletizing program which included a custom-made tool...

“In the Engineering Technologies and Robotics program, high school students learn to program FANUC and other robotic equipment as well as learn 3D modeling, CNC programming, and other technical and engineering skills...

“‘Our Engineering Technologies and Robotics program incorporates FANUC simulation software, robots and curriculum,’ said Mark Jackson, Certified Education Robot Training (CERT) instructor at Great Oaks...

FANUC America introduced its CERT program in 2008 to help counter the increasing skills gap. CERT prepares students to work with the same robotics and automation that are used in industry today...

“As the second place winner, Great Oaks received two teaching pendants and a PC Conversion kit. They were presented by Paul Aiello of FANUC, who praised Jesse’s work...

“‘We invited over 400 high schools, community colleges, and universities to take this challenge,’ he said. ‘You created a unique tool and program to solve the problem. We were really excited to see your work.’”

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