Students Explore Career Options at FABTECH

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NBT gave past scholarship winners an opportunity to apply for a travel grant to attend the industry’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. The grants provided an opportunity for deserving students to visit FABTECH® 2016 which was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 16-18. There are not many places in the world where such a variety of technologies are on display all under one roof.

At FABTECH, students get the chance to spend the day talking to the machine manufacturers, sit in educational sessions, see the latest industry products and developments, and learn about all of the options and possibilities a degree in the manufacturing industry can offer — it really brings their studies to life!

After submitting an essay to apply, three candidates were selected for this exclusive opportunity. A $750 travel grant was awarded to each of the recipients to help cover travel, hotel, and other expenses during their stays in Las Vegas. Meet the award winners:

Ryan Henderson is attending Penn State and majoring in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. He attended the ‘Benefits of Deburring and Leveling in Today’s Manufacturing Environment’ session at FABTECH. Watch the interview with Ryan and Dave Pettigrew, General Manager of Coilplus – Alabama and NBT Board Member, below:

Oscar Molina attends Stanford University and majors in Mechanical Engineering. He attended the ‘Structural Fabrication Technology’ FABTECH Conference session.

Eurydice Kanimba is also a Mechanical Engineering student and attends Virginia Tech. She attended the ‘Design and 3D Merging Technologies for Additive Manufacturing’ session during FABTECH.

Congratulations to these students for having the foresight and initiative to plan for their future and take advantage of the opportunities given to them.

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