The University of Northern Iowa ATMAE student chapter is a multidisciplinary team of students that are involved with furthering the understanding of solutions to real world problems in robotics and automation. Our members have backgrounds in :

Technology Management

Electrical Engineering Technology

Graphics Technologies



In 2011 UNI won 1st in the overall score, 1st in the contest, as well as the Best Poster Award. Congratulations to team members: Jeremy Ganfield (EET major), Rick Ruport (Tech. Management), Peter Dekluyver (EET), Jeff Rick (MS in ET), Matthew Wason (Manufacture), Rodney Jones (Tech. Management), and Sean Quarles (Graphics Technologies). The team advisor is Jin Zhu, assistant professor in industrial technology.


The 2012 ATMAE National Robotics Competition is being held November 15-16 in Nashville, Tennesse. This years theme is "Continuous Improvement".

Check back for details and updates.

Contact us at:

Faculty Contact – Dr. Jin Zhu

(319) 273-2597

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