Engineering and Robotics Academy Instructor
Dr. Rustin Vogt is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Sacramento State and an instructor in the Summer Academies for High School Students program. He opens up the world of robotics in the Engineering and Robotics Academy, where students build and program their own “Boe-Bot.”
Vogt also puts his expertise to use in the building of net-zero homes, meaning the houses use the same amount of energy as they produce on-site. He advises mechanical engineering students who compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, where they design and build a net-zero solar house. He is also involved in the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Tiny House competition, where students construct a net-zero solar house under 400 square feet.
Vogt is a Sacramento State alumnus, earning his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, followed by his doctorate in materials science and engineering at UC Davis.