On June 2nd, Honeywell and Stevens Institute of Technology hosted a Student Innovation Day 2010 for Jersey City middle school students.
Stevens’ graduates, who have successfully used engineering and innovation to design relevant, high-quality products,urged students to think “outside the box” to solve problems and discover solutions to address everyday challenges. Some of the hands – on challenges included designing and building a shock-absorbing system to protect astronauts when they land on the moon.
Present for Student Innovation Day was William Hague, Director of Design and Construction, Honeywell and Greg Bartus and Henry Harms, engineering educators from the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE), Stevens Institute of Technology and John Dennan and Patrick Conrad, Stevens graduates, whose innovations in engineering spark interest and enthusiasm in young students.
The event took place at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ. All photos by steveamack.com
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Last April, Bill and Nancy Barry of Jersey City, welcomed three dozen volunteer workers into their home. The workers were there to do much needed repairs on the Barry’s home as part of a program called Rebuilding Together Jersey City. Bill Barry is retired and his wife Nancy is disabled. By the time the day was over the volunteer workers had built a small bathroom for Nancy, painted, installed new windows and cabinets and accomplished a dozen other repairs. “When we first applied for the program they asked us what our wish list would be when it came to work on our house. They surpassed our wildest dreams when it came to the amount of work they did for us,” Mr. Barry said. Both Nancy and Bill Barry are deeply grateful for the work done on their home and think that Rebuilding Together Jersey City is a wonderful program. “They were just so friendly and courteous to us and they never treated us like we were a charity case or anything like that, we even tried to give them a donation but they wouldn’t hear of it,” Mr. Barry explained. “These are really wonderful people, which make it a wonderful program.” A few weeks after the work was completed on their home the Barry’s sent a letter thanking Rebuilding Together Jersey City and said, “You made our golden years platinum.”
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