An Automation Career Connections Event
When:Wednesday, 19 October
Time: 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. (During Automation Career Day)
Where: Arthur R. Outlaw Conference Center, Mobile, AL USA
Celebrating our fourth year!
This year’s event includes an essay contest designed to introduce high school students to the concept of automation and the many related career opportunities. This program will emphasize the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to their future careers. The top three essay writers will present their essays and participate in an award ceremony at the Automation Career Day event.
iAU2M8.11 Essay Winners
1st Place: Bradley Mason, W.P. Davidson High School, Grade 11
2nd Place: Kimberly Majumder, W.P. Davidson High Schoool, Grade 10
3rd Place: Anna Griffin, W.P. Davidson High School, Grade 11
iAU2M8.11 Essay Contest
Task: What would you automate and why? Explain your process and highlight the math and science concepts/principles/theories/etc. being applied.
"Our iAU2M8.11 event continues our goal of giving students a greater understanding of what automation is all about. This year's event will challenge Mobil., Alabama high school students to design their own automation process through an essay contest. As they compose their essays, the students will learn more about automation and its many career opportunities. The top essay writers will be invited to the iAU2M8.11 luncheon to learn even more. In fact, the Automation Federation has arranged for Calum Pearson, vice president of technical and show support for the resident show division for Cirque du Soleil, to be the keynote speaker at the luncheon. We are confident Calum will give those students a greater appreciation of automation through what it take to put on a Cirque du Soleil show."
2011 Automation Federation Chair
- $150 Best Buy gift card for you
- $500 for STEM-related materials for your school
- Invitation for you, a chaperone, and a school representative to attend Automation Career Day event for essay and award presentation