A group of ten high school students participating in the New Visions Engineering program spent the morning at Guyson Corporation on November 7, 2012, to get an up-close look at the role of engineers in a machinery manufacturing company and see a variety of Guyson’s automated and robotic blasting systems in operation.
The New Visions Engineering Program is designed for high achieving students in districts that may not offer advanced, college-prep courses in AP Physics (C), AP Calculus (AB) and Engineering. Students are exposed to engineering concepts through hands-on projects, industry visits and advanced college-level math & physics. Upon completion of the program, students have an intimate understanding of college level physics & calculus as well as the work environment for current professional engineers.
This year’s group included scholars from Warren, Washington and Saratoga County schools (the program is also open to students from Hamilton and Essex counties). When they are not visiting local technology companies, the talented young people gather at the WSWHE BOCES in Hudson Falls, NY.
Their Guyson visit was highlighted by the opportunity to see three different robotic blasting systems in operation, as well as four other automated blast machines in final assembly area of the factory floor. This portion of the plant tour was led by Darryl Clough, Application Engineering Manager at Guyson Corporation.
“I think this was the first time they had a chance to stand close to a working industrial robot. These young folks were attentive, not just to be polite, but because I think they are genuinely interested. They asked questions because they want to understand. It was a real pleasure to spend some time with this group,” Darryl commented about the visit.
To learn more about the New Visions Engineering program offered by the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Warren, Saratoga, Washington, Hamilton and Essex Counties in New York State, visit http://www.wswheboces.org/CTE.cfm?subpage=119.