The Greater  Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce hosted the Technology Futures Panel this past Friday, March 22.  Members of the Chamber’s Technology Leadership Council, supporters of FIRST in Texas, and a distinct panel of technology industry leaders met for a look at the trends in advanced manufacturing and technology and its impact on STEM education in the North Texas region.

During the discussion, Don Schapker, Chief Engineer, Lockheed Martin talked on the value of a major project called First Robotics and Paul Kimbel, Technology Center Director, Microsoft, revealed the new “touch” that technology will make, for example, an image of wood feel like wood. To view video captured from the event by Chamber Ambassador Bob Kaplitz, AR&D  Reinventing Local Media click here.

Panel Emcee was Chris Wallace, President and CEO, Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and Lynn Mortensen, Vice President of Engineering, Raytheon Company also participated as a panelist.

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