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BHS students learn robotics


Bearden High School students recently heard how pursuing math and science in school today can catapult them into having a “cool” career later.

Though a ’99 graduate of Farragut High School, Ryan Hurrell addressed BHS students from STEM and special education classes about his career geared at creating robots.

Recently, Hurrell decided to give back to the community through his career as an electrical engineer and program manager.

Hurrell said he would have been grateful for someone to speak to him while he was at FHS, to show him that classroom math such as geometry is important in the real world, he said.


Hurrell received an electrical engineering degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a Masters degree in intetegrated manufacturing systems engineering from North Carolina State University.

He didn’t just learn career skills from math and science classes.

In college, he took two classes that he since has found greatly impacted his career in a positive

 

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