KMC Systems was proud to participate in Londonderry Middle School's project and submission to the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development's What's So Cool About Manufacturing? Contest. 2017 marks the the third year that New Hampshire middle school students have competed in a "What's So Cool About Manufacturing" contest to investigate, interpret and report on manufacturing in NH. This year, students from Londonderry Middle School's Technology and Media Team partnered with KMC Systems, an engineering and contract manufacturing services firm in Merrimack, NH, to learn more about KMC's advanced manufacturing processes, manufacturing capabilities and career opportunities in manufacturing.
The contest focuses on middle school students exploring manufacturing and what makes it so cool. Several schools across New Hampshire toured facilities and got a peek into the lives of manufacturing engineers.
A team from Londonderry Middle School, focusing on STEM, media and technology, spent the day with KMC's Eric Yeaton, mechanical engineer, Dan Frisbee, manufacturing engineer, Barbara Desmond, human resources partner as well as volunteers throughout the KMC Systems' manufacturing floor to see what a day in the life of a manufacturing firm looks like.
The students came to KMC armed with their own media equipment, interview questions and detailed agenda. They toured the facility, observed manufacturing machines, 3D Printing, and programs such as CAD Solid Works that are all involved in the complex process of manufacturing. They also participated in a hands-on manufacturing build exercise and assembled their own parts based on CAD instructions. The students and the team at KMC all discussed what they think is so cool about manufacturing.
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To see the winning video by the Londonderry Middle School students and find out what they think is so cool about manufacturing, watch the winning video here!
The team was thrilled to receive an award at the State House in Concord New Hampshire, presented by Governor Chris Sununu. To see Governor Sununu announce the winner of the contest as well as the runners up watch Governor Sununu announce the winners here.
Congratulations to the Londonderry Middle School Team Members:
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Click here to read more in the Nashua Patch about the What's So Cool About #Manufacturing video contest, entries, the winning team and runners up.
If you'd like to learn more about KMC Systems and what's so cool about manufacturing and engineering at KMC System check out jost listings and KMC's video here.