Strongwell’s Employees Cheer on IACMI’s SkillCrafters
SkillCrafters is an IACMI (Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation) program designed to direct the interests of middle and high school students towards a higher order thinking solutions-based approach to common everyday problems. In addition to problem solving, the program challenges the students to identity and source different types of additive based materials to replace traditional materials.
Strongwell’s employees were recently invited to participate as judges for the pitch presentation activity of IACMI’s multi-day STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math) camp at Tennessee Middle School located in Bristol, TN.
A total of 14 presentations were presented to a panel of five judges from Strongwell, Sturdy-Lite, and Tennessee High School. Students presented composites applications addressing ongoing school safety issues, military applications, water filtration devices, and e-device protection.
Awards were given to the teams for: Best Presentation, Most Creative Application, Most Impactful Application, Most Professional Presentation, and Most Resourceful Application.
Strongwell would like to thank Te-kai Shu (Social Media and Business Development Manager), Logan Smith (Process Engineer), and Melissa Harrison (Chief Estimator) for volunteering their time and efforts.
At the conclusion of their presentations, Strongwell was able to provide pizza, ice cream, and giveaways to all of the participants within the camp. Many thanks to Junior Achievement of East Tennessee, Bristol Tennessee City Schools, and IACMI for providing this great educational outreach experience.