Mechatronics combines robotics with electrical and mechanical engineering - an interdisciplinary field with a growing demand for the engineers of tomorrow and the future of manufacturing.
A few years ago, our campus - the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - began to offer its own program in mechatronics.
This past semester, UTC opened its Mechatronics Lab on campus - filled with metallic machines and robotic arms.
Dr. Ahad Nasab - the creator of the mechatronics program - heads the Department of Engineering Management and Technology. Dr. Daniel Pack is Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Last week, I spoke with them - and Erin Watson, just days before she graduated from UTC with a bachelor’s degree in mechatronics.