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Electro-mechanical engineering technology major provides foundation for success

Two Penn State New Kensington seniors are preparing their pitch as a finalist team in the upcoming Penn State Inc.U entrepreneurship competition. While learning some skills from the business realm has become important these past few months as they prepare, it has been their full-time major, electro-mechanical engineering technology, and the campus itself that has provided the foundation for their current and future success.

"Steer Logic" Inc.U video submission by Olivia Sribniak and Anthony Gyke

Olivia Sribniak and Anthony Gyke, senior electro-mechanical engineering students at Penn State New Kensington, turned their EMET senior design project into a startup business. The duo created an automated roping dummy robot, formally called "Steer Logic." The concept has earned them a finalist spot in the 2018 Penn State Inc.U competition where they will pitch Steer Logic for a chance at investment funding.

Olivia Sribniak and Anthony Gyke with microcontroller

Olivia Sribniak and Anthony Gyke, senior electro-mechanical engineering technology (EMET) students at Penn State New Kensington, set up their Arduino microcontroller for their automated roping robot. The concept, which started as their senior EMET design project, has also earned them a finalist spot in the 2018 Inc.U entrepreneurship competition. Their prototype is part of their official startup known formally as "Steer Logic."

Anthony Gyke smiles at Steer Logic parnter, Olivia Sribniak

Anthony Gyke, senior electro-mechanical engineering technology (EMET) student at Penn State New Kensington, smiles at his Steer Logic partner, Olivia Sribniak, who is also a senior EMET major at the campus. The duo have turned their automated roping dummy robot into a concept that has earned them a finalist spot in the 2018 Penn State Inc.U competition where they will pitch Steer Logic for a chance at investment funding.

Olivia Sribniak and Anthony Gyke programming

Olivia Sribniak, senior electro-mechanical engineering (EMET) student at Penn State New Kensington, smiles at her "Steer Logic" partner, Anthony Gyke, who is also a senior EMET student at the campus, as they work with an Arduino microcontroller to program a robot in a campus engineering lab. The duo has turned their automated roping dummy robot into their senior EMET project and business idea. The concept has earned them a finalist spot in the 2018 Penn State Inc.U competition where they will pitch Steer Logic for a chance at investment funding.

Olivia Sribniak roping competition

Olivia Sribniak, senior electro-mechanical engineering technology major at Penn State New Kensington, participates in a team roping event. Her personal experience roping led to her idea for creating an automated team roping dummy robot with her senior design project partner Anthony Gyke. The duo formed "Steer Logic," which has become a finalist in the 2018 Inc.U competition.

Olivia Sribniak roping competition

Olivia Sribniak, senior electro-mechanical engineering technology major at Penn State New Kensington, participates in a team roping event. Her personal experience roping led to her idea for creating an automated team roping dummy robot with her senior design project partner Anthony Gyke. The duo formed "Steer Logic," which has become a finalist in the 2018 Inc.U competition.