Two helicopters touching down on campus, definitely not an average day in the classroom for students at Strong Vincent Middle School.
Dozens of employees from LORD Corporation bring the educational fun to the middle school. Nearly 600 7th and 8th graders are learning about careers in ‘STEAM’ (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) through hands-on activities.
John Heilmann, Director of Dynamic Systems Technology LORD Corp, says, “Seeing the enthusiasm from the students, and what they’re learning, and also the enthusiasm from the LORD employees… They like to share what they’re doing, they’re passionate about their careers, and it’s important that we incite that passion in the next generation of scientists and engineers.”
The helicopters were, of course, the main event. Students were learning about the basics of helicopter operations and what LORD parts are used in those helicopters.