Advanced Electronic Technology Center

Young Engineers Academy

Students in the Electronics/Robotics and Engineering Technology programs at Nashoba Tech with the solar- and battery-powered car they built, at left, and an electrical car they are also working on. At far left is UMass Lowell Professor Sam Mil’shtein, and in back at far right are, from left, Engineering Technology instructor James Landry, Nashoba Tech Director of Technology Carol Heidenrich, and Electronics/Robotics instructor Charles Pentedemos.

Young Engineers Academy started was opened in 1988. Hundreds of High School Students participated in the academic program. Many of them came as undergraduate students of UMass. Many of them continued their education in graduate school. Some of them already had doctoral degrees. One of the students (Dr Joel Therrien) associated with academy joined Electrical Engineering Department as Assistant Professor. Some of 12th graders published their first result of their research in professional journals and gave talks at international conferences when working at academy labs. 

In the News

"Nashoba Tech Wins Award for Electric Car," Nashoba Publishing, 7/11/08