SWE College of Staten Island is working on an engineering project that entails building a satellite as part of the Robbins-1 mission in order to scrutinize space debris and collect data to reach a solution. This is a joint project between the Society of Women Engineers and the College of Staten Island’s Engineering, Science, and Physics department where CSI SWE members can gain real engineering project experience that prepare them for challenges they will face in their professional careers within the work force.
The satellite is scheduled to be launched near the Fiji islands by early 2017, and the students will be able to track the progress of the satellite remotely using antennae.
This project is one of various projects that CSI SWE collaborates with CSI’s Engineering, Science and Physics, and Computer Science Departments. Other engineering projects include renewable energy systems an research based scientific computing, which encompasses programming and physics simulations for analyzing and extracting data.