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What do a car, a space shuttle, and a pacemaker have in common?

By Leah Kohr on Thursday, August 5th, 2010


What do a car, a space shuttle, and a pacemaker have in common?  They are all made of piece parts that need to be put together to make the whole. Putting things together is what materials joining is all about.  And materials joining is our specialty.

When I first started working at Edison Welding Institute (EWI), my 9 year old son thought I donned a welding helmet everyday and came to work to fire up an arc and weld pieces of metal together.  When he came for a visit and found out all the cool stuff we do, including work with NASA, he realized I wasn’t a welder at all…but an astronaut!  Well, I am none of those things, but I am part of a great company that makes all those things possible.

EWI engineers are not only research and development experts, but they are also teachers.  (Some have even been known to be closet comedians).  From Arc Welding to Laser Fundamentals to Non-Destructive Evaluation, EWI offers a variety of educational and training opportunities that can increase your knowledge and add to your “cool factor”. Who knows? With a little knowledge about lasers, your kids might think you are a Jedi.

Please visit our website: for course outlines, schedules and registration details. Give me a call at 614-688-5049.  I’d be happy to help you.

“To infinity and beyond!” (Buzz Lightyear)

Posted by Leah Kohr (aka EWI Education & Training Coordinator, pretend astronaut and really cool Mom).

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