MCC Daily Tribune

School of Applied Sciences and Technologies has busy week showcasing programs to over 1,200 Students

Programs from The School of Applied Sciences and Technologies were on display to many students the first week of October, during Manufacturing Day at Eastman Business Park and Finger Lakes Works with Their Hands! Events.

Manufacturing Day was held on October 4th at Eastman Business Park in which the event saw close to 600 students from area high schools attend. MCC programs such as Mechatronics, Precision Machining and Optical Fabrication were on display for students to interact with high tech equipment and engage with faculty on program details and learn expectations along with grant opportunities that help pay for tuition on each of these programs.

NY Inspire Project Director Christina Bakewicz & CTE Student Advisor Shameka Martinez were on hand to talk on behalf of the many grant and scholarship opportunities available in these specialty programs and MCC student services available too. Faculty member Tom Keyes and Program Director Ross Micali brought mechatronics equipment that students could work on directly utilizing a PLC/ Pneumatic driven conveyor system that simulates an industrial organization cell for canned goods, organizing them by color and weigh through the use of photo eye technology. The MCC Mechatronics Certificate Program has a current home directly onsite at Eastman Business Park in the sub-basement where students can take coursework in PLC's, Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Mechanical Systems. The certificate program ladders into the Applied Integrated Technology Degree (A.A.S).

Precision Machining staff were on hand to field questions and give a program overview to over 14 rotating groups throughout the morning. Measurement tools were on hand for students to use and understand the importance of maintaining tight tolerances in advanced manufacturing industry and applying math to practical applications.

On October 5th, Finger Lakes Works with their hands! was another great opportunity for MCC to gain exposure on the technical front with Construction Technology Faculty member Holly Holevinski performing on site surveying for students. There were close to 800 students in attendance at Rodman Lott & Son Farms Farm in Seneca Falls. Solar Thermal student Mary Ann Sweikart was on hand to showcase her solar thermal evacuated tube parabolic troth collector array which was her project she made in STT 101. Liam McMahon a Solar Thermal graduate was on hand to show students how to properly solder copper and talk HVAC/R. Mary Timmons and Christina Bakewicz were able to help out in the FAME building showing off the Precision Machining program, highlighting the accelerated tooling program and optical fabrication certificate as well.

A special thanks to Darwin Snow for transporting all of the equipment and really making this happen along with Ross Micali, Christina Bakewicz, Mary Timmons, Shameka Martinez, Tom Keyes, Josh Dimola, Liam McMahon, Debrorah C. Smith, Ken Wanek and Scott Geitner.

Pictures will be posted on the M:Drive under Offices:EDIWS:CTE: Applied Technologies in the folder 2017 FLWWH

Pearce, Dale
Applied Technologies