Monday, February 22, 2010

Industry Day a Success at The Works

Aerospace Center Industry Day at The Works was a success.

People turned out. I’m told the head count of attendees was more than 500 people—very likely a record crowd for a Sunday event at The Works. Given the higher-than-normal number of events in February at The Works, this is all the more amazing.

Kids were inspired. We all witnessed children exploring STEM skills in a way they never had before. The anecdotal stories are endless.

The Works gained a wider audience. No question. Many of the people in attendance had never been to The Works before and had their eyes opened to possibilities.

A picture speaks a thousand words.  A video speaks how many?

Did you see the kid who, literally, had the light come on when he figured out how to get software automation to work with the hardware?

How about the 1943 article about what is now the Kaiser Aluminum plant?

With more than 500 people through The Works on a Sunday afternoon, the ultimate goal of inspiring a young person to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math was clearly accomplished. 

Time will tell with how many it was accomplished.

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