Re: Students Awed by Technology & Career Opportunities

From: Paul (
Date: Thu Sep 12 2002 - 01:32:28 EEST

We have always welcomed student programs both for tours as well as student
projects. A small list of current student bodies we have worked with in the

**Carnegie Mellon University, various student projects over the years**
**Santa Fe Art Institute, sponsored student art projects**
**Lancaster High School, facility tours**
**Holy Spirit Elementary, facility tours**
**SME facility tours**
**Columbus College of Art and Design, tours & projects**
**Ohio State University, student projects**
**St. Paul's School (Junior High), student projects**

I apologize for those who are reading that I may have forgot. Part of our
mission statement is giving back to the community. What better way then to
invest some time and money into our future! We welcome student projects and
tours. Obviously there is a limit as to what we can do, but if interested
feel free to contact me direct. Local schools can even get involved in
hands on workshops.

Best Regards,

Paul Bordner
Vice President
Laser Reproductions

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Subject: Re: Students Awed by Technology & Career Opportunities

> In a message dated 02-09-10 11:50:14 EDT, writes:
> << Why don't more design and
> manufacturing shows and exhibitions put out the welcome mat for students?
> understand clearly that in the short term, they are not the buyers, but
> a short few years, they ARE the buyers. A 14-year old in 1990 is now a
> 26-year old working for an organization that might be considering your
> products and services.
> >>
> Hi Terry:
> They don't do it because of the very reasons that were given by Mr.
> Chancellor: It's serious, frustratingly expensive, business and we gotta
> a return.
> But they should - they should even allow high school groups in; maybe even
> junior high school, too. Industry should also foster more facility tours
> students and the public in general, as others have pointed out.
> If we don't do this, we'll lose a simple way to inspire young people to
> pursue technical professions and we'll limit public understanding of the
> of technology and manufacturing. Net result: fewer engineers and
> and public policies that are inimical to our interests. And even worse
> the loss of youthful imagination applied to our technical problems and
> markets.
> Most shows have an association with, or are run by a professional trade
> group. These people should be able to find a way to get the kids in
> being intrusive and without wasting exhibitor resources.
> If they don't do it, they're shirking a responsibility they have to
> Ed Grenda
> Castle Island Co.
> (email)
> Worldwide Guide to Rapid Prototyping
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