I was fortunate to receive this project from Elise Moss to share with you. Elise is a great engineering educator that dedicates her time to students at Laney College in Oakland, CA. This summer Laney College hosted a two week summer class for underprivileged high school students in the Machine Technology department. Students were invited based on recommendations from their high school teachers and guidance counselors. The class was no cost for the students. The students learned SolidWorks to design a small trophy car. They then took their SolidWorks designs over to the machine shop where they imported the files into MasterCAM and fabricated their cars and put them together. The kids had a great time. Many of them were so turned on by the program, they now see a career for themselves as future designers and machinists. Additionally, they got a better understanding of why math is so important.
I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did. Marie
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