“Scientists and engineers ought to stand side by side with athletes and entertainers as role models.” – President Barack Obama
The DEF is interested in exposing students to engineering as it becomes one of the fastest growing career fields. Engineering equipment, such as robotics kits and professional software, remain expensive, and therefore out of the reach of a normal budget. The DEF aims to help support a robotics team that would hopefully compete in high level competitions nationwide. Other concentrations, such as electrical, chemical, biomedical, and agricultural, would bring a holistic engineering experience to students.