The goal of the TechFest program is to expose school-age children and their parents to the STEMM fields(science, technology, engineering math and medical technology) with the hope to influence the children to enter careers in these fields. While we cannot measure the number of students who ultimately select STEM careers, we can measure the number of students who attended. A chart of this year’s attendance is below.
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SME Chapter 18 did not exhibit at the event this year but, the chapter did donate $2,200. to support the STEM event at Sinclair CC. Jim Woessner is the sponsorship chairman and is tasked with raising about $30K per year to stage the event.
In addition to TechFest, Chapter 18 also donated $2,000 to University of Dayton’s new SME Chapter.
Date and Time
Wed, November 2, 2016
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
The Helix Innovation Center by Emerson
40 West Stewart Street
Dayton, OH 45479
The SME Dayton Student Night is an effort to promote Manufacturing Engineering as a viable career path for both high school & college age youth through STEM education. This year SME Dayton has gained access to the new Helix Research Center on the University of Dayton campus for this event.
Rajan Rajendran (VP Systems Innovation Center & Sustainability) will be the keynote speaker and will share the mission of the Helix Center and how it relates to advanced manufacturing. The opening keynote session will begin at 6:00p.
A speaker from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers will also do a presentation on the new high school student memberships in SME and the PRIME program.
Pizza and light refreshments will be available at this event.
The Helix Center is a development and research outreach by Emerson Electric Corporation and the University of Dayton. Over several years, UD and Copeland Corporation (Sidney, Ohio), now part of Emerson, have developed a strong relationship through UD’s College of Engineering. Copeland Corporation is one of the world leaders in manufacturing cooling and refrigeration components. They were the first company to develop and market the “Scroll Compressor” for AC and refrigeration units. It is now the Gold Standard for these industries.
This event promises to offer many opportunities to speak with industry leaders and local resources in the area of manufacturing engineering. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about a promising career in manufacturing.
All attendees must be US citizens or be pre-aproved by Emerson Electric Corporation. Non-US citizens must supply background information prior to the event for approval by the trade compliance office.