Jessalyn Johnson is a senior at Grand Canyon University, completing the final year of her BA in English Literature. Originally from Melbourne, FL, Jessalyn has come to enjoy living in the desert of Arizona. Since freshman year she has occupied several different positions on the editorial board of GCU’s literary review, StartleBloom, which is approaching its third volume. In her free time, Jessalyn enjoys creative writing, photography, writing music and participating in the plays and musicals put on by GCU’s Ethington Theatre.
As the world we live in becomes more technologically advanced, there becomes a greater need for creating automated systems for our daily use. Grand Canyon University’s unique Bachelor of Science in Engineering with an Emphasis in Robotics program allows students to explore the world of robotic engineering, paving the way for a bright future in the growing industry of robotics. In today’s society, it is almost impossible to function without using some form of technology, making it easy to apply this program in modern life.
Today’s youth have grown up being exposed to technology, in ways that make everyday life simpler and less stressful. This is done by use of cars, smart phones, computers and a long list of others. Our high functioning society makes it hard to get around, especially as a young adult, without some form of technology.
Of course, these are just the basics – robotics goes far beyond the realm of motor vehicles and cell phones that talk back to you. As the robotics industry continues to grow, robots are being designed to complete all sorts of tasks.
At Grand Canyon University, grade school students are beginning to become involved in extracurricular robotics programs, which allow young people to develop their own robot and write software for it, and become eligible to compete in national competitions.
Robotics in Daily Life
What importance does robotics serve in everyday life? While it is still relatively up-and-coming, programs are being developed for robotic assistance in hospitals, schools and even restaurants. This is beneficial in aiding service through all different kinds of outlets. Robots have the ability to perform tasks with a certain accuracy that people might not always have. If you look carefully, you may notice the inclusion of certain robotic services in places near you.
Careers in Robotics
There are many possibilities for employment with a robotics engineering degree. These may include jobs that are relevant to the design, building and operation of automated systems and devices, as well as positions within the realm of systems and software development. Other opportunities in nuclear engineering, biotechnology, industrial engineering and manufacturing can also be great paths to take after earning a degree in engineering. The future is bright for individuals who choose to earn this degree!
To learn more about Grand Canyon University’s programs within the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, visit our website or use the Request More Information button at the top of the page.
Written by Jessalyn Johnson, a sophomore majoring in English and professional writing at GCU.