Bret Kulakovich

Academic Technologist
Teaching Lecturer
Office: Draper & Maynard Makerspace, D&M Building, MSC 70, Plymouth, NH 03264

Bret Kulakovich earned his BFA in photographic and electronic Imaging from UMass Dartmouth, and his MFA from Emerson College, with a focus on game and mobile platform development. Bret has worked in higher rd information technology for over 15 years. Other employers include the National Science Foundation, Apple Computer, Inc, and Bonfire Productions, where he consulted for C-Level executives at IBM, Kodak, Wang, and Lotus Development, and completed a variety of projects for GE/FANUC. In the K-12 sector, Bret was elected to two terms as a School Committee member, and appointed chair of the regional finance committee for each. Bret is also a state licensed K-12 science teacher.

Currently Bret is principal designer for the Draper & Maynard technology facilities, running and providing direction for the Robotics Lab and Makerspace. Recently, Bret co-authored a one-million-dollar grant that Plymouth State received from US DOC/NIST for the Robotics Program. He teaches design and fabrication for the Arts & Technology Cluster, a variety of courses for the robotics program, and serves as advisor on senior robotics capstone projects. 


Courses Taught 

AR 1065 Art Foundations 3D: Design and Meaning 
CS 2901 Materials, Design, and Fabrication 

CSDI 2930 Robotics for Everyone 

IP 3200 Physical Computing Practicum 

CS 3890 Engineering Design 

CS 3901 Industrial Robotics 

CS 4790 Robotics Capstone 

IN 5560 Physical Computing 


Recent Press

Boston Business Journal - October 9, 2023 
"Plymouth State students fixing "scarecrow" robots for landfills"

The Moncrieff Show - Newstalk National Radio in Ireland - September 29, 2023

Plymouth Magazine - September 18, 2023 
Building Industrial Awe - Freudenberg and Plymouth State Collaborate on Robotics Training 

WFEA 1370AM Manchester - Morning Update with Drew Cline - August 10, 2023