ProtoCAM loves educating and volunteering within our local community! Dale Bond, our Marketing Coordinator here at ProtoCAM, is currently out of the office for two weeks as she volunteers with a local Girl Scout camp. Bond attended the camp from a young age, and continues to volunteer there when she is able, acting as a mentor to young girls seeking adventure and outdoor education. While teaching girls about responsibility, ingenuity, safety, and more, Bond also hopes to share a little bit about what makes manufacturing so great while demonstrating some cool 3D printed parts, like our catapults.
We educate our local youth whenever we can, not just in the summertime! We regularly give school groups tours around our facility, and love meeting with students and learning about their career goals. We host a National Manufacturing Day event every year which is open to youth, school groups, and all interested others, and look forward to our upcoming event this year. Each year we give at least one tour to a class from Lehigh University in order to give them a closer look at the manufacturing and 3D printing processes, and to also lend some inspiration for their final 3D-printed projects. We also regularly attend the Lehigh students’ final critique to give suggestions, advice, and praise to their finished projects.
Some other great outreach events we love engaging with students at include Dream It. Do It. PA’s 2018 annual student video contest, “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?”, where local manufacturers work together with local middle school teams to create videos, and Da Vinci Science center’s regular engineering and manufacturing events, where we get to create fun projects and experiments to educate students about 3D printing. Our latest endeavor to help educate our local youth is our decision to hire two interns, Ashley and Nolan, who will be with us through August.
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