July 9th, 2018
On July 9th, the 6 of the 17 Paschen Scholars began their summer portion of their internship with F.H. Paschen at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). The internship offers real world STEM education at the collegiate level. The Paschen Engineering Scholars Program includes hands-on activities that allow the Scholars to develop technical skills, build problem-solving abilities and gain real world work experience. The summer program runs for two weeks, Monday through Thursday, and is paid for by F.H. Paschen as part of their ongoing commitment to the Scholars Program.
Illinois Institute of Technology
Main Campus, John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center
10 W 32nd Street, Chicago Il 60616
July 9- 12 / 10AM – 3PM / “Introduction to the World of Engineering”
In the first week, students will learn what biomedical, chemical, electrical, mechanical, civil and environmental engineers do in their jobs through speakers and hands-on activities. Students will use Arduinos and 3D printers will explore areas of engineering in greater depth and see how math and science provides a basis for technology innovation.
July 16-19 / 10AM – 3PM / “Introduction to the World of Engineering: Fabrication Studio”
In the second week, students can apply their skills and explore several design and fabrication techniques. The fundamentals of CAD software will be covered with an emphasis on producing functional components. Students will have the opportunity to use basic shop tools as well as laser cutters and 3D printers to complete their projects.
“At Paschen a key core value is for us to seek and provide opportunities for all. Our affiliation with GWCP provides Paschen with a way to invest in our community by providing a great opportunity for young people,” said Chuck Freiheit, Chief Operating Officer of F.H. Paschen.
“This program offers a hands-on approach to STEM education through hundreds of hours working on real-world projects throughout our city and in our scholars’ neighborhoods, which will ultimately prepare them to become the next great engineer, architect or construction manager.”
More Opportunity. More Paschen.
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