In their third annual Fluid Power Action Challenge, Master Pneumatic and Macomb Community College hosted 108 sixth-grade students on 28 teams from Warren Consolidated School District’s Middle School Mathematics Science Technology Center [(MS)2TC]. The center is a half-day honors program for students. These sixth graders made quite the impression, and Macomb Daily featured them in an article about the event.
“This program is critically important, especially at this age,” said Joe Petrosky, dean of engineering and advanced technology at Macomb Community College. “With the sixth graders, [we’re] getting them excited about technology and fluid power, working together in teams, finding out how things work and hopefully getting them excited about a future career path.”
“In the last three years, I’ve seen more and more students able to finish a lifter that works in the competition,” said Dave Hone, president of Master Pneumatic. “It’s a reflection of the teachers and that the educational system becoming more familiar with the program.”
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