SHPE Jr. Industry Day Recap

posted Apr 29, 2016, 1:34 PM by Roberto Olono
SHPE LM Aero hosted the 3rd annual LM Aero Industry Day on Friday, April 22nd. This year we had 42 students attend from the FW High Point Academy middle school Lego Lab program and the Euless Trinity HS FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics high school team sponsored by LM Corporate Engineering and Technical Operations (CETO).

The day started off with a welcome speech and brief introduction to the SHPE LM Aero professional chapter by our president, Aaron Prokopchuk, followed by a LM company overview workshop presented by LM executive Susan Kiehl, IFG VP of Product Development. The students then broke into two groups before going on the factory tour of the world-class F-35 assembly line.

Following the tour, the students were provided lunch and then participated in an interactive STEM, College and Career Q&A panel including 4 new SHPE LM Aero professional members and special UT Austin Pharmaceutical School Student.

The next workshop session allowed the students to be able to test and hone their piloting skills by taking a demonstration of the F-35 simulator cockpit, and a speed mentoring session between our Lego Lab and FIRST Robotics students, and SHPE professionals.