The Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) class at R. B. Stall High School kicked off February’s National CTE Month with a visit from 3 Materials & Processes Engineers from the Boeing South Carolina Research & Technology Center in North Charleston (BR&T).
- Tom Gonze-Materials and Processes Engineer
- Tu Hoang-Materials and Processes Engineer
- Sam Knutson-Materials and Processes Engineer
The guest speakers shared their educational and professional path for their current position with Boeing SC and an overview of the type of work they get to do at the local BR&T. They even brought samples of their work made from various materials they work with daily.
Sam Knutson worked on the Apache program and Tom Gonze on the Chinook and V-22. They discussed where and how different types of composites are used and how their processing experience with Autoclave, oven process, and resin infusion influences their work.
Mrs. Kimberly Picket, CIM class instructor and CTE department chair at R. B. Stall HS said, “The students were actively engaged and enjoyed handling the samples and asking a multitude of questions concerning the paths each of them pursued to get where they are today!”
Classroom visits like this are invaluable for students to truly understand the relevance of their academic course work in high school to their future career in a high demand, high wage STEM job right here in Charleston, South Carolina.
Here are come additional pictures from their visit: