UT Engineering Students Gain Composite Backgrounds
On August 11, 2014, eight students and staff members from the University of Tennessee’s Engineering program were invited to Strongwell for a visit. David Ring (Manager of Government Affairs), Glenn Barefoot (Vice President of Business Development and Marketing), Joe Spanovich (Manager, Research and Development), and Stephen Browning, P.E. (Structural Engineer) provided plant tours. Afterwards, a lunch and discussion session was led by John Tickle (Chairman of the Board).
Strongwell is an avid supporter of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) development within institutions of higher learning. During their visit, students were invited to witness the operations, research and development, marketing and sales functions that Strongwell engages on a daily basis within the composites and manufacturing industry. Other topics which were discussed included: market potential and job growth, successful personal growth, composite behavior, how closely concrete resembles FRP and the high tensile strength of composites.
Strongwell would like to extend thanks to Nancy Roberts, P.E. (Teaching Associate, College of Engineering) for coordinating and taking the time to visit Strongwell.