Engineering and Robotics
- 3D printers
- a laser wood-etcher
- wood-working and metal-working machines
- CNC machines.
Women in Engineering Summer Program
This summer, our Women in Engineering Week will be held July 17–21 from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Our unique, fun, and interactive week-long program, which started in 2017, is designed to encourage young women to explore all aspects of engineering. This program opens the doors to limitless possibilities for their future. The curriculum was conceived by Jo-Ann Panzardi ’84, currently the Chair of Engineering at Cabrillo College, and taught by engineering professor Rhoxanne Morris along with teaching assistants and TMLA's engineering mentors–both alum and current students. Throughout the week, students are afforded access to the cutting-edge equipment and technology available in our Latham Engineering Laboratory. The last day of activities includes a field trip to explore collegiate-level engineering at Hofstra University and an opportunity for the students to proudly present the details of the projects they have completed together throughout the week to their parents and visitors.
Sign up for our Women in Engineering Week through our TMLA SUMMERFEST registration.
Team 3204: Steampunk Penguins
TMLA’s robotics team: the Steampunk Penguins; includes young women from all 4 years. Together the students design, build, test, and program robots. They apply real-world math and science concepts, research challenges facing today’s scientists, and learn critical thinking, team-building, and presentation skills for competitive tournaments.
Recent Competitions and Awards:
The robot and our team's theme were modeled after Sister Jane Fritz, CSJ, and Edith Clarke. These women both shattered glass ceilings in the electrical engineering field and are an inspiration for our team to keep up the good work!Congratulations to our robotics team for all their hard work this season!Special thanks to their alum mentors: Loriana Donovan, Tori Quan, Kathy Rutherford, and Katherine Colin-Keta, as well as moderators Mr. Kempski, Mr. Owens, and Mrs. K. Lynch.
TMLA alumnae Tori Quan ’17, Loriana Donovan ’16, Jessica Morales ‘18, Yesenia Morales ’17 and Tiffany Camusci ’14 were mentors who helped the students build the robot and develop the theme.