Students Using 3-D Printing to Aid in Satellite Design

Electrical Engineering Technology Seniors at Penn State Wilkes-Barre are in the process of designing and building a small satellite to be launched into the earth's orbit next year. 

Utilizing 3-Dimensional printing technology to construct the prototype's components and most of the actual satellite parts, the students presented the current state of the project to the Industrial Advisory Committee on Wednesday November 12, 2014 as part of their course requirements. 

The Industrial Advisory Committee serves as an outside body to help bridge the gap between industry and academia. Members of this Industrial Advisory Committee help faculty in the program ensure that the curriculum is consistent with the current needs of the industry. They are also involved with guiding students in this major.  The Committee as highly impressed by the work presented by the students, in particular keeping up with today's technological tools. 

The baccalaureate degree program in Electrical Engineering Technology at Penn State Wilkes-Barre helps prepare graduates for technical positions in the expanding fields of electronics, computers and microprocessors, instrumentation, and electrical equipment. The primary objective is to provide a broad foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas of electrical and electronic circuits, digital circuits, computers, electrical machinery, and programmable logic controls.