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DMI Engineers Advise BVA BotsIQ Team

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

On Monday, Dec. 7, DMI employees Doug Gudenburr and Katie Hager visited Belle Vernon Area High School to tour their Tech Ed facilities and make a donation from DMI to their Tech Ed program. 

Two of DMI’s Engineers, Steve Simqu and Jason Marr, are acting as Industry Advisors for the BVA BotsIQ Team. BotsIQ is a nationwide manufacturing workforce development program in the form of a high school robotics competition. Jason and Steve are helping the students design and build robots to battle in gladiator-style competitions. The students are developing technical skills in mechanical and electrical engineering, machining, welding, critical thinking, project management, communication and teamwork while they learn about the pathways to a rewarding career in manufacturing.