Recent Press

Press Releases, News & Updates from Explore and all of our education efforts.

Manufacturers Develop Learning Labs for Middle School Students

An essential part of creating a link between education and industry is building relationships between manufacturers and educators, parents, community partners, and students. Explore the New Manufacturing programs are designed to facilitate interaction and engagement through hands-on, minds-on labs, workshops, competitions, and challenges.

STOCKMEIER Urethanes Partners with WVMA in their, Explore: The New Manufacturing Program, Hosted at Lincoln Middle School in WV

STOCKMEIER Urethanes USA, Inc. employees, Lorenzo Garcia, R & D Engineer, and Nastausha Hefner, Marketing Manager, had a great time speaking to Lincoln Middle School students, in West Virginia, on Thursday, March 5, as part of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association Education Fund program, Explore: The New Manufacturing. They spoke about the company, products made, and the types of applications polyurethane is part of, as well as, the roles and responsibilities of its staff in maintaining a successful business. Lorenzo discussed the Stobitan® running track systems as well as provided a hands on lab where the student created foam.

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8th graders in Ohio and Marshall counties 'explore the new manufacturing'

Ohio and Marshall county 8th graders had a chance to learn more about careers in manufacturing on Friday.

The West Virginia Manufacturers Association Educational Fund hosted its "explore the new manufacturing" program at West Virginia Northern Community College.

The program teaches students about opportunities and careers in the manufacturing field.

Students Learn About Manufacturing Careers at West Virginia Northern Community College Workshop

WHEELING — More than a hundred area eighth-grade students had the opportunity to learn about educational and career opportunities in West Virginia’s manufacturing industry during the Explore the New Manufacturing Regional Education Academy at West Virginia Northern Community College’s B&O Building in Wheeling Friday.

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