Stephen McGill Presents Robotics Research on Capitol Hill

August 5, 2009

Washington, D.C. –- Stephen McGill, a rising senior at Penn Engineering and IEEE student member, presented his public policy research findings in robotics on Capitol Hill. His 30-minute presentation entitled, "Government Applications of Robotics: A Treatise on the United States' Need to Embrace Robotics," was part of his experience in the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program.

McGill, also a member of the Engineering Dean's Advisory Board (EDAB), is majoring in electrical engineering and computer science, and will be pursuing a master's degree in robotics.

The WISE program, sponsored by major engineering societies, brings engineering students to Washington, D.C., for nine weeks each summer to conduct research and learn how engineers influence public policy on complex technological issues. Research projects must be on current
engineering-related policy issues. The IEEE students are working out of IEEE-USA's office. For more on the WISE program, see

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