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Lincoln Middle School and FCX Systems, Inc.Team Up for the Explore Student Video Contest

Explore the New Manufacturing is pleased to release Lincoln Middle School’s video submission in the North Central region of the Explore Student Video Contest.  The video is a snapshot of how FCX has become a leader in the solid state power conversion industry. 

The students are competing for three regional awards: Outstanding Creativity, Best Manufacturing Message, and the Viewer's Choice.  Visit to view the Lincoln Middle School video and cast your vote in the Viewer’s Choice Contest.  Voting closes on March 19th at midnight.

The Lincoln Middle School team: Destiny Coffman, Ari Fox, Gracie Hardesty, Kyler Hayhurst, Kennedy Linville, Della McQuaid, Mason Miller, Gabrielle Milnes, Seth Nay, Keston Rose, Emmy Salerno, Alexander Spurling, Brystol Toth, Colton Wright, and Cody Zheng. 

“My students had an amazing time at FCX Systems,” commented Dawn Riestenberg, faculty advisor. “They learned how to troubleshoot technical issues and to problem-solve. The students learned to work as a team and made new friends throughout this process. We are looking forward to participating next year. Thank you for this opportunity.” 

 “Being able to share with students what FCX Systems does as a small manufacturing facility producing converters that are shipped all over the world for the Department of Defense and educating the students on different areas for future career paths was very rewarding to me,” commented Christine Murphy, president of FCX Systems.  “The students were very engaged and asked lots of questions, which made it enjoyable to share our facility with them. The students were a lot of fun!”     

FCX support team: Christine Murphy, Rob Clark, Les St. Clair, and Craig Walker

 “Today’s middle school students will be tomorrow’s workforce in manufacturing in West Virginia,” said Program Director Monica Cross, who oversees the Explore the New Manufacturing program on behalf of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association Educational Fund’s efforts to create student awareness and excitement about careers in manufacturing and the training opportunities for these positions in their local areas. “We are excited to share Lincoln Middle School’s video with you.  The team did an excellent job, and their results illustrate the use of creativity, problem-solving, communication, and teamwork.” 

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Upcoming Dates

11 Apr
SVC - NORTH CENTRAL Region - Viewer's Choice Voting
Date 04.11.2024 - 04.18.2024
11 Apr
SVC - NORTH CENTRAL Region Judging
04.11.2024 - 04.17.2024
17 Apr
MIC - MID-OHIO Region - Deadline Manufacturer's Critique
17 Apr
MIC - MID-OHIO Region - Deadline Team's Judging Packet
17 Apr
SVC - MID_OHIO VALLEY Region - Viewer's Choice Voting
04.17.2024 - 04.24.2024
17 Apr
SVC - MID-OHIO Region Judging
04.17.2024 - 04.23.2024

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