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EWI Hosts National Manufacturing Day on October 7

By Beth Sharb on Monday, September 12th, 2016

ewi-related-postsEWI is partnering with The Past Foundation to host STEM students and their teachers on Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 7, 2016. The event will take place at EWI in Columbus, OH.

partner-pastAdvancements in manufacturing are occurring at a pace we haven’t seen since the space race of the 1960s. As these radical shifts take place, manufacturers require a workforce that is ready to engage in a rapidly changing environment, necessitating a shift in the classroom. There is no doubt that focusing on STEM education is having a positive effect on the future of manufacturing in the United States.

Applied research and development for manufacturing is one of the most exciting career fields for STEM-educated engineers and technicians. Join us on national Manufacturing Day to learn more about technology development and transfer and how it is keeping American manufacturing innovative and competitive! The student-oriented program includes presentations from Annelies Corbin, President and CEO of the PAST Foundation, and Mitch Matheny, Applications Engineer at EWI. Fabrisonic, an EWI affiliate, will be providing refreshments.

A nationwide event, Manufacturing Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. Manufacturers are able to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.


If you are interested in attending, please email Beth Sharb at

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