Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar Series

From Rockets to Orchards

Speaker

Dr Scott Post

Institute

Research Scientist and Chemical Applications Research and Training (CART) Manager, Lincoln Agritech Ltd

Time & Place

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 14:00:00 NZDT in Link 309 Lecture Theatre

Abstract

From 2002-2006 Scott Post was a summer research fellow at NASA Dryden (now Armstrong) Flight Research Center. His research on aerodynamics had application to new generation space flight vehicles planned at that time (such as the X-37), and to adaptive flight control systems. He used his experiences at NASA to help inspire secondary school students to pursue STEM careers at Bradley University's "Rocket Camp". Since moving to New Zealand, he has been working at Lincoln Agritech on sensors and automation systems for sprayers to reduce pesticide usage in New Zealand orchards.