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EWI hosts UA Jones Middle School students

By Maggie Perez on Friday, February 10th, 2012

On Wednesday EWI was host to a class of 7th grade students from Upper Arlington Jones Middle School.   At the beginning of their visit we asked them how many would like to be an engineer someday – about 3 hands shot up.  After touring the labs, making spot welds, and laser welds we asked the kids again how many would like to be engineers someday – we had about 10 or more hands go up! 

We had three vans full of kids

This is why we do these activities!  Exciting today’s youth about science and technology in the materials joining world will hopefully lead to the next generation of super-star engineers at EWI

Students get a brief history and overview of EWI

Tour guides were – Bill Mohr, Principal Engineer; Randy Dull, Engineering Manager in Arc Welding and Steve Levesque, Project manager

Tour guides: Steve Levesque (right), Randy Dull (middle) Bill Mohr (left)

Lab Experiments – Jay Eastman, Applications Engineer in Lasers and Blake McAllister, Applications Engineer

The students also had an opportuity to ask questions.   We had a panel of engineers which included:  John Coffey, Director, Program Management;  Connie Reichert, Engineering Manager in Design, Controls & Automation; Marc Purslow, Applications Engineer; Ed Herderick, Applications Engineer in Materials & Structural Integrity; Nancy Porter, St. Project Manager, Randy Dull and Larry Brown, Director, Engineering Services.

The panel of engineers who answered the students questions

If you are interested in touring EWI’s facilities, please contact Leah Kohr at 614.688.5049 or by email at

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