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ThayerMahan Hosts Students from Groton Libraries’ Technology, Computer, and Coding Clubs

ThayerMahan recently provided a tour and Q&A session to local students who are members of technology, computer, and coding clubs at Bill Memorial, Groton Public, and Mystic & Noank libraries. Bill Memorial Library's club, Girls Who Code, is a chapter of a national non-profit committed to closing the gender gap in technology by empowering teen girls to learn computer science. The tour was led by Ken Edwards, ThayerMahan's Security and Facilities Officer, and included a stop at their state-of-the-art operations center. 
ThayerMahan staff engineers Kim Douglas and Lillian Muir describe their recent technology project 

ThayerMahan employees Kim Douglas, Lillian Muir, and Steve Link each took turns explaining their latest technology projects. James Corcoran, senior staff engineer at ThayerMahan and mentor for Fitch's Aluminum Falcon FIRST Robotics Team, detailed some of the team's events in 2019. The team then wrapped up the event with a robot demonstration. 

Bill Memorial Library Director Wendy Connal stated:

"It was exciting to get the coding clubs from Bill Memorial, Groton Public, and Mystic & Noank libraries together for this tour of ThayerMahan. The young women and men who participated got to see real-world, problem-solving applications for coding and 3-D printing, right here in our community. They also got to hear how ThayerMahan's young engineers got on the path to a career in engineering, and the opportunities Fitch Robotics offers at the high school level."  

ThayerMahan senior staff engineer and mentor for Fitch's Aluminum Falcon FIRST Robotics Team, James Corcoran, discusses the team's recent events   

Cierra O'Grady, Deidra Hall, and Kitara Pottebaum, members of the Aluminum Falcons, Fitch High School's FIRST Robotics Team presented details about their yearly competition, robotics camp, and other outreach events this year. For their annual challenge, the students have six weeks to design, build, program, control and learn to operate a robot. Some of their past events include assembling troop care packages at Groton Sub Vets and also a car wash fundraiser. Upcoming events include STEM outreach at Groton Walmart and a food drive, in partnership with the Rise Against Hunger organization.   
Fitch's Aluminum Falcon FIRST Robotics Team demonstrates the robot they designed and built in six weeks 

Ann Marie Hall, FRC Team 2168 Aluminum Falcons Robotics Mentor stated:

"What a privilege for several of our Aluminum Falcon Robotics' team members to take a tour of Thayer Mahan and learn about the innovations in underwater surveillance technology. We were amazed by the different marine robotic systems, many of which were autonomous, and how such systems are used to collect information for a variety of purposes. At the end of the tour, we were given the opportunity to talk to a middle school coding club about our team and FIRST robotics competition. The students were very attentive and asked many questions. The presentation ended with a demonstration of our 2019 competition robot. Thank you, ThayerMahan, for the opportunity to see your robot systems and for allowing us to share our robot with you."  

ThayerMahan is a Groton, CT based marine autonomy company specializing in providing custom-tailored autonomous solutions to a variety of government and commercial customers. ThayerMahan provides unique Search-As-A-Service maritime domain awareness solutions using a myriad of integrated sensors and platforms directed from its state-of-the-art operations center. For more information, please contact us directly at