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McGill Symposium

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 12:00pm
Kings Court English House, Class of 1938 Lounge- Date is Tentative



Topic of Will's Talk:  

Robotics in the Utility Industry

William McGill: (EAS in MEAM, MSE 2011, MSE in MSE 2012), Engineer PECO Energy. 

Will received a BSE degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and Materials Science and Engineering in 2011 and a MSE degree in Materials Science and Engineering in 2012. He started working as a product design engineer in the area of commercial seating and water-based fire suppression systems. In 2013, he began working as an engineer at PECO Energy on the Transmission and Substation Equipment Health System. As of fall 2014, he is an equipment engineer in his role as the subject matter expert for aerial distribution equipment. While at Penn, Will was co-president of the MSE Society, involved on the boards of ASME and TEC, worked in the GRASP Lab, and was an active member of KCECH.


Topic of Steve's Talk:

Deploying Humanoid Robots in the Real World

Steve McGill: (PhD Candidate at Penn, and completed my undergraduate in Engineering in 2010 at UPenn)

Stephen McGill is a PhD student, studying humanoid robots and their interactions with humans. He has worked with Penn’s RoboCup teams since 2010, as well as Penn’s Team THOR entry in the DARPA Robotics Competition. Steve has a strong interest;in the networking and control of high dimensional systems that incorporate human feedback. How can autonomous systems like robots utilize human input for world modeling and motion planning.


Topic of Nick's Talk:

High Speed Product Design: Getting Wired Up

Nick McGill: (Graduated undergrad (MEAM & EE) in 2014, now working as an Electromechanical Engineer at Bresslergroup)

I'm an engineer who enjoys the complexity of electromechanical systems, like wearables, wireless devices, and robotics. I'm challenged every day at work with these complex problems, which require our team to stretch the limits of our knowledge and learn more and more about the world around us. Outside of work, I'm a mentor for my high school's first robotics team and roast my own coffee.