LoboRacers team members Rebecca Kreitinger and Carolina Gomez represented the University of New Mexico’s School of Engineering as part of UNM Day at the New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe on Monday, January 30th 2017. Kreitinger and Gomez displayed the team’s F1/10 autonomous race car and answered questions about the car/ competition, UNM’s SOE, and the ECE department. Joining them at the SOE table were Kim Delker (SOE Marketing Manager), Steven Peralta (Director of Engineering Student Services), and Phoenix Baldez, a nuclear engineering grad student demonstrating radiation found in dye with a Geiger counter.
Visitors ranged from all ages and a variety of backgrounds. State legislators, K-12 students, Capitol employees & visitors, and other members of the UNM family all stopped by to check out the race car, Geiger counter, and talk about engineering. Many of the kids visiting were fascinated by the F1/10 race car and came by to talk with Kreitinger and Gomez about robotics, expressing their enthusiasm for becoming engineers one day.
To read more about UNM Day, click here: http://www.ece.unm.edu/featured-students/ece-electrifies-nm-legislature.html
The ultimate goal of UNM Day was to provide an opportunity for both state officials and the public to see what UNM is all about, and that this “outreach will make an impact on lawmakers and remind them why it’s important to continue to support UNM.”