Dr. Joe LoBuglio
Dr. Joe LoBuglio has been teaching in the department of Engineering and Computer Science since 2012 and has served as Dean of the department since 2017. His academic background – a bachelors in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton, a masters in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford, and a PhD in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from UNC-Chapel Hill – is complemented by professional experience in the aerospace, automotive, environmental, and safe water and sanitation fields to allow him to bring hands-on learning opportunities to students in a variety of high-tech disciplines. Dr. LoBuglio also enjoys exploring the connection between people and technology and why our society makes the choices we do surrounding scientific and technological issues. He is a licensed professional engineer and the recipient of the 2017 “NCSSM Exceptional Contribution in Outreach” award for efforts promoting professional development and STEM courses in North Carolina.
He will be joined in the course by four robotics mentors, Megan Massengill, Marshall Massengill '05, Kevin Jaget '91, and Ty Sayman, who have rich industry experience with software and engineering firms, Including IBM, Qualcomm, NVidea, VMWare, and OpenNMS and many years experience working as mentors for FIRST Robotics Competition teams.