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Picatinny Arsenal shows off Robots, VR and more at Liberty Science Center


Picatinny Arsenal shows off Robots, VR and more

Picatinny Arsenal, the leading hub of military technology and engineering innovation, visited LSC Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31.

Guests were invited to stop by the Science Center and try out super cool high-tech equipment that is used in the military, such as bomb disposal robots, virtual reality headsets, 3D printers and Kevlar suits that protect soldiers from explosions

With lessons on cooking chemistry, Picatinny stirs kindergarteners into STEM

According to Shahram Dabiri, the STEM technology manager at Picatinny, many people don’t realize that a STEM background is highly valuable in the military field.

“The role of STEM education in the Department of Defense is super important,” says Dabiri. “The federal government is the largest employer of STEM people.”

With lessons on cooking chemistry, Picatinny stirs kindergarteners into STEM

According to Dabiri, virtual reality is useful because it allows military personnel to try out new equipment in a safe, cost-effective, video game-like environment.

3D printers, meanwhile, allow soldiers to conveniently print products while out in the field. This also reduces their carbon footprint, as the government doesn’t need to send packages from across the globe.

“3D printing is becoming our lifesaver,” Dabiri says.

Original article:
Liberty Science Center News

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