After spending some time learning about the design process, materials, and what sort of projects we do here at ATI (which is just about anything under the umbrella of engineering), we demonstrated CAD and even let the students design some of their own on SolidWorks. After returning home, the students from the Career Exploration Coop (http://careerexplorationcoop.org/) have a better idea of what an engineer does. There’s always the chance we converted one or two into future engineers as well!
In the past, ATI has engaged in other educational activities for all age groups such as delivering presentations at meetings for engineering-related societies, traveling to instruct professionals in Israel in plastics molding processes, guest lecturing at universities around the state, and even teaching a standalone class at UNC Charlotte. If you have an educational opportunity in mind or would like to organize something with us, contact Dan at email@example.com to arrange it.
Richard Daniels, Project Engineer