Event this Weekend! Robotics in Disaster and Environmental Research

Join Capitol Tech on-campus this weekend for a robotics showcase of the engineering methods and equipment used in disaster and environmental research and aid relief operations. Speakers from Disaster Aid will cover various disaster scenarios and provide real-life demonstrations of deployment equipment, like that which was recently used during a relief visit to Western Kentucky after the EF4 tornado of December 2021.

The Rotary Club of Greenbelt is an organization of professional men and women, most of whom either live or work in the Greenbelt area. Rotarians aim to help local, national, and international communities with a wide variety of relief projects. Capitol Tech students are welcome to become members! In fact, Capitol Tech's own, Professor Dr. Vijayanand Kowtha is a member, and he also hosts robotics clubs for high school and college students. Dr. Kowtha recently accompanied members of the Greenbelt Rotary in January 2022 to assist with relief aid in Bremen, KY, where they worked on three different disaster sites. Rotary teams have also helped in Florida and Louisiana, and have made two other trips to Kentucky, with another one planned for later in January. They will be collecting materials that will be donated to needy families there.

Students and community members are welcome to attend Rotary meetings, which occur every Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. EST. (first Tues. of the month is at 6:00 p.m.) at Crown Plaza, 6400 Ivy Ln, Greenbelt, MD, about 3 miles from Capitol Tech.

This Saturday, Disaster AID USA speaker and Executive Director Larry Agee will provide hands-on robotics training in the morning in the parking lot across from the Capitol Tech Gudelsky Auditorium. A discussion by Dr. Jeff Willey on robotics applications and ways to get involved will follow in the afternoon.

Date: Saturday, January 22

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm EST

Location: Capitol Tech (Laurel Campus) - MCI Building - Gudelsky Auditorium (parking lot)


For more information on this event, please visit the IEEE website.

For more information on joining the Greenbelt Rotary, please visit their website.


This event is co-sponsored by Capitol Technology University and the IEEE Student Chapter.