Nano-What? Ask LCCTC: EGI Engineering Day 2019

by Julia Williams, HA senior

“Scientists study the world as it is; engineers create the world that has never been.”
—Theodore von Karman, Hungarian-American mathematician, aerospace engineer, and physicist

When I think of the word ‘engineer’ I think of a community of individuals that just build. Now, after visiting Ellwood Quality Steels, I realize there is so much more. For engineering day, the EQS company put together a presentation and a tour session.

The LCCTC engineering team consisted of Jacob Alfano, Elizabeth Edinger, Stormy Fiello, Jaden Locke, Cody Marks, and Julia Williams. We started off presenting our research project on Nanotechnology and watched competing schools do the same. After all the presentations, we were led by a tour guide through the EQS operating areas. We saw where and how they obtain and shape the steel they receive.

Team member, Jaden Locke, says “I like engineering day because it gives students a first-hand look at a wide variety of jobs that aren’t commonly discussed in school but are very needed to society.”

Reflecting on engineering day, every student that participated, whether they go into that field or not, learned important factors of exactly what an engineer does and how we see the outcomes of engineering in our everyday lives. I hope to see more kids in the future attend such a great opportunity and gain more insight for themselves.

We would like to thank thank Ellwood Group Inc. for hosting this competition. for their hospitality, and for their continued commitment to the future of our youth!

If you would like to watch LCCTC’s presentation on Nanotechnology, please select this link from EGI.:

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