The Shepherds Classes of 2024 and 2025 engaged in a 4-week program offered by the College of Engineering at the University of New Haven. Each week the students met a different UNH faculty member who led them to explore the fields of mechanical and chemical engineering and data science with an overarching question; what is a robot?

The students engaged in a discussion about the difference between a robot and a machine and the present and future needs for robots. Student interest was high, and we hope this exploration in the interesting field of engineering might even open a career path for some.