South Charleston, WV, May 17, 2021 – The Explore the New Manufacturing Program announced today that Nathaniel Carlton has been recognized with an Emerging Elite in Manufacturing Award for his work in the classroom. A South Charleston High School student, Carlton has excelled his honors engineering classes and aspires to become a civil engineer. Carlton will receive a $500 award designated for scholarships, certification fees, or specialty equipment. He will also be presented with a commemorative wooden plaque and gift basket featuring products made in West Virginia.
“Nathaniel has been an asset to our engineering department and has strong leadership skills within his core group of peers, stepping up to organize and implement often difficult challenges. He has volunteered to learn new programs such as Autodesk Revit and Inventor and mentors the younger students enrolled in our program. Nathaniel has designed and implemented the construction of 3D printed assistive technology, a model Habitat for Humanity floor plan, and many projects requiring higher-level thinking and the engineering design process,” Tambra Kascic, Mathematics, Pre-Engineering and Robotics Instructor, South Charleston High School.