Fulton Science Academy Robotics Team Visited Emory University

This past weekend, the robotics team went to Emory Hospital for a presentation of robots in their surgery room. There was a short lecture about Da Vinci. The Da Vinci Surgical System is a robotic surgical system. It is designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach, and is controlled by a surgeon from a console. The system is commonly used for prostatectomies, and increasingly for cardiac valve repair and gynecologic surgical procedures. The system costs on average slightly under $2 million.
When students arrived at the hospital, they first were required to dress in protective body suits and surgical hats for sterility purposesBefore viewing and experimenting with the Da Vinci Surgical System, students observed laparoscopic surgeries to note the differences in the traditional surgery method and the robotic surgical system. Students had a chance to practice laparoscopic surgery firsthand with Emory Hospital doctor’s guidance.  They received basic training on using real surgery equipment in an actual surgery room environment. After laparoscopic surgery practice, students visited The Da Vinci! 
All student were able to use The Da Vinci and perform “surgery on model human body.  This unique opportunity to observe and experience robotic technology of the future was very inspirational to our students with aspirations to become the next great engineer or physician!
The FSAPS Robotics Team would like to thank Emory Hospital and Angelica Figueiredo White  for this amazing opportunity.

Fulton Science Academy Private School


This past Friday, we have received the great news that three of our students, Erin Machado, Alex Atchison, and Vikram Ruppa-Kasani received outstanding scores in the State Media Festival and qualified to compete at the International Student Media Festival. Please see the details here:

Vikram Ruppa Kasani – in the Category of Web Design – Teens Drive Safe – 96 out of 100
Alex Atchison – in the Category of Animation – The Academy of the Arctic Arts – 96 out of 100
Erin Machado – in the Category of Sequential Stills –  The Nature of Media – 100 out of 100.

Congratulations to these students, their parents and our coach Mr. Kaya.

Good luck at the International Media Festival!