Carl Hayden: Robotics Team is Part of a New IMAX Documentary.

Posted by Communications on 2/15/2017

The Carl Hayden Robotics team is part of a new IMAX documentary, called Dream Big: Engineering Our World, which opens next week.   Dream Big shows how engineers push the limits of ingenuity and innovation in imaginative and amazing ways. From solar cars and underwater robotics to engineering smart, sustainable cities, the film demonstrates that the future will be in the hands of a new generation of talented, diverse engineers.  Dream Big introduces the audience to three female engineers who are powerful role models.   One of those is Carl Hayden alumnus Angelica Hernandez, whose passion for engineering began with the Falcon Robotics team.  She is a 2014 graduate of Stanford University, having earned a master’s of science in atmosphere and energy.   Hernandez graduated as a distinguished student of the mechanical engineering class of 2011 from Arizona State University.   Hernandez now works as an engineer in the clean tech industry at Nexant, Inc.


The filmmakers came to Carl Hayden last summer to produce the segment, which also features the team that beat MIT in an underwater robotics competition.   Falcons’ robotics coach Fredi Lajvardi will attend the premiere at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.,  February 15, and the documentary is scheduled to be shown at the Arizona Science Museum, beginning February 17.