Prize-Winning Robotics Engineer Visits Ogden

OGDEN, Utah - Renowned robotics engineer James McLurkin will speak at Weber State University on Feb. 27 at noon in the George S. Eccles Lecture Hall in Elizabeth Hall.

McLurkin, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California, Berkley, works as a research associate at the University of Washington. His research focuses on developing software for groups of autonomous robots that work together to perform complicated tasks. 

McLurkin has been featured in Time magazine, interviewed on the PBS program NOVA, and recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the “Best and Brightest Under 40.” He has worked as the lead research scientist at iRobot, one of the world’s top robotic companies, and as a consultant for Walt Disney Imagineering and the MicroDisplay Corporation. As an undergraduate at MIT, he received the “Lemelson-MIT Student Prize,” which recognizes ingenuity, creativity and contribution to invention and innovation.

The WSU presentation is sponsored by the College of Applied Science & Technology (COAST) as part of National Career & Technical Education Month. The presentation is free and open to everyone. For more information call 801-626-7785.

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