ATETV Episode 19: Agriculture and GPS; Using Lasers and Photonics; What is Biomanufacturing?

ATETV Episode 19: Agriculture and GPS; Using Lasers and Photonics; What is Biomanufacturing?


>>Coming up next on ATE
TV, precision agriculture.>>I have shown them what they
could do with their tractor to get the maximum input out of their field’s
best seeding ratios, we can get the best
output with it too.>>Laser and photonics
technology.>>Laser technology
they use them in phone lines, television screens,
the military uses them.>>And biomanufacturing.>>Biomanufacturing is the
growing of cells in order to create a drug that you
might want to cure disease.>>Now, on ATE TV. [ Music ]>>From across the country
to your own backyard, ATE TV shows you the many
advanced technological education opportunities available at
your local community college. With the advent of
GPS technology, agricultural production
has been changed forever. Let’s meet Joe Tarrence
a second year student at Kirkwood Community
College to find out more about Precision Agriculture. [ Music ]>>My name is Joe Tarrence. This is my second year. I will graduate in May. We came here and
talked to the dean and asked him what he thought
would be the best program to get into right now for agriculture
and he said the GPS technology. And he mentioned some things
about it, what we would be doing in class, showed me some maps
people have made, descriptions and kind of fell in
love with it from there. [ Music ]>>And showed them what they
could do with their tractor to get the maximum input out of their field’s
best seeding ratios, not much overlap, we can get
the best output with it too. I work for Green Valley Ag
and Turf at Mount Vernon. I talk to customers
about what they could do to maximize their inputs,
sell them equipment for their machinery
and then I support it. My advice for students here
that plan on coming or thinking about it is just do it, it’s
good, the sky is the limit with this precision farming. The dealerships are hiring
and we need the people. What I do after this program
is I am going to go back to Green Valley, I am going
to stay working for them. They have offered me a
full time position there, so I plan on just staying with
those guys, I have met a lot of good guys
there, customers. They like working with me,
I like working with them. [ Music ]>>It sounds like Joe has
some really exciting career opportunity ahead of him. Want to learn more about
precision agriculture? Be sure to visit your
local community college. Let’s meet Jazmine
Murphy at Central Carolina Community
College and find out more about the emerging medical and manufacturing career
opportunities in the world of laser and photonics
technology. [ Music ]>>I am Jazmine Murphy. This is my first year here at Central Carolina
Community College under Laser Photonics program. [ Music ]>>I was studying
engineering in high school I took a couple of technical
classes. I decided to come to
a technical college because Mr. Beasley talked at my senior class about
the laser photonics program and I found it interesting,
so I decided to come and attend the program.>>As you can see here we have
the same size beam that goes on and on and on and on. I set aside a day a week
for recruiting and not only into just lasers and
photonics, I try to recruit them in just technology period. The negative lens
which diverges the beam and the next lens…And I target
someone who is going to come into a program and work real
hard and study real hard.>>Vary it somewhat,
the detector.>>We need to be on cutting
edge so we need strong students out of high school entering
into the field of technology.>>Laser technology, they
use them in phone lines, television screens, and
the military uses them.>>Oh yes, one of these
lenses when it comes out it is called the
diverging lens…>>After I graduate I hope
I will be making lasers for the military. They use like the laser
beams off of body heat, they use the undercover fire like
in the forest and stuff like it. [ Music ]>>Looks like Jasmine will
be able to set her sights on several career
opportunities in the laser and photonic technology field. If you are interested in
this cutting edge technology, be sure to visit your
local community college. Have you ever wanted
to know how vaccines and insulin are created,
then you might be interested in the world of
biomanufacturing. Take a look. [ Music ]>>Using like organic materials to manufacturer things.>>It might be body parts…>>Or a biodiesel fuel.>>Enzymes eating
garbage or something.>>I have no idea. [ Music ]>>Biomanufacturing is the use
of living organisms or parts of them to produce many
pharmaceutical products such as vaccines and
insulin, things like that.>>Biomanufacturing is the
growing of cells in order to create a drug that you
might want to cure disease.>>Using cells that you
genetically modify to act as the factories for your
biomanufactured product. Some examples would be
tissue plasminogen activator. That is a clot buster and
would be injected into say, somebody who had a stroke
to dissolve the clot. This is a product of
the biotech industry and that is what our
students learn to do. [ Music ]>>You can start your career in
biomanufacturing in as little as two years and your local
community college can help. For more information on
anything you have seen today, explore our website
at atetv.org. Thanks for watching.

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