This morning the Warsaw Area Career Center welcomed about eighty-five female 8th grade students from both Lakeview & Edgewood Middle Schools. These young women were not only given the opportunity to talk with female engineers from our community but also explore the wide variety of Engineering & Technology Education Academies offered here at WACC.
The keynote speaker was Jennifer Molinda, of ZimmerBiomet. Jennifer is a Senior I Product Development Engineer in the Hip Business Segment. During her address she discussed how and why she chose her career path, the education she received to get there, and various aspects of her current occupation. She also discussed the challenges and rewards of being a female in the engineering field as well as ways to get involved as an engineer through the Society of Women Engineers.
The guests were treated to a light breakfast including quiche, sausages, fruit, muffins, and breads that were provided by students in the Blue Apron.
WCS staff would like to extend sincere gratitude to the 18 engineers, who came from Depuy, ZimmerBiomet, Tecomet, and Medtronic, that volunteered their time this morning to inspire these young women.
Another special thanks to our Blue Apron students and Chef Bragg for their hard work and beautiful presentation.
Warsaw Robotics competed this past Saturday at Vex State World Qualifier in Zionsville. Congratulations to team 4417 A as they finished 14th out of 76 teams! This team advanced to the semi-finals. The team members included: Andrew Cox, Alexi Demopoulos, Wesley Shuler, & Jimmy Miller. 4417 B earned 50th place, 4417C earned 44th place, 4417D earned 46th place, & 4417E team received 69th place.
Congratulations to Warsaw Robotics! Team 4417 A, Andrew Cox, Alex Demopoulos, Jimmy Miller, and Nathan Kiphart earned 7th place out of 112 teams at the Vex World Qualifier on Saturday at Warren Central. Team 4417 B, Grant Monsma, Ethan Horst, and Michal Meeker also competed. The State Vex World Qualifier event will be this Saturday, March 2 at Zionsville where Warsaw Robotics Teams will be competing.