Tech Savvy is an annual workshop for middle school and high school girls that takes place at the University at Buffalo. The Automation, Robotics, & Mechatronics Laboratory hosted the Robotics Workshop and Outreach Program for the third consecutive year as part of Tech Savvy 8 by working together with American Association of University Women (AAUW) Buffalo Branch on March 16, 2013. The outreach program comprised an overview presentation of robotics/mechatronics and virtual reality/haptics, given by Dr. Krovi, and hands-on robotics demos. The workshop was attended by 45 students from grades 6-9, split into three groups. Watch a video (YouTube) of the event.
Tech Savvy is an annual workshop for middle school and high school girls that takes place at the University at Buffalo. In 2012, during Tech Savvy 7, “Tech Savvy Girls… Doing Well by Doing Good!”, there were over 500 girls from many different local high schools. The ARMLAB (automation, robotics and mechatronics lab) participated in Tech Savvy with a workshop titled “Haptics: Come Explore the Touchy-Feely Side of Robotics.” In the hour-long workshop Dr. Krovi, Shefalika Prasad (local high school student), Ziyun Jo Zhou (REU student), Light Le and Justin Storms (undergraduates at UB) presented fundamental concepts and basics of robotics/ haptics, outlining the application needs, engineering challenges and highlighting the bright future of robotics/haptics before the fun and demonstrations began. See photos (Picasa) of the event. Watch a video (YouTube) of the event.
Series of professional development workshops offered during the summer. The workshops have been offered for about 10 years, including summer 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Each individual workshop is 1-4 days in duration, with the complete program lasting 5-30 days, depending on the year and enrollment. Additional location: North Campus
Streamlining the operations of surgical center at Sisters of Charity Hospital to reduce waiting time and improve efficiency.
I served on the board for Catholic Health System Buffalo for about 10 years, from 2006 to May 2015, all volunteer service.
For Taylor Devices in North Tonawanda, N.Y. – I led a project team (working with TCIE) in developing new factory building design and layout design for the manufacturing company. Graduate students worked on the project.
For Trek Inc. in Lockport, N.Y. – I led a project team, working with The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE), in developing new factory relocation and layout design for the manufacturing company. Three graduate students worked on the project.
For Armstrong Pumps Inc. in North Tonawanda, N.Y. – I led a project team, working with The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE), in developing new factory building design and layout design for the manufacturing company. There were two phases of the project, one in 2014 and one in 2015. Three graduate students worked on the project.
This panel reviews external research proposals submitted to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Center for Disease Control and Prevention. I serve as an ad-hoc reviewer of the special emphasis committee.
Kenneth Smith took photos of the participants (high school sophomores and juniors) in the National Grid Leadership Camp while they were engaged in the camp activites. The photos were provided online mainly for the parents to see as well as for news (e.g. a UB Reporter article) and future promotional purposes. Additional locations: North Campus; National Grid Offices