Curtis Bay Facility Tour and Hands-On Experiments on MdBioLab Highlight Future Career Opportunities for Local High School Students
WHO: MdBio Foundation and W.R. Grace & Co.
WHAT: Manufacturing Day, a worldwide celebration of modern manufacturers meant to inspire the next generation.
WHERE: W.R. Grace & Co. – Curtis Bay Manufacturing Facility
5500 Chemical Rd., Baltimore, MD 21226
WHEN: Friday, October 7, 2016; 9 a.m.
MdBio Foundation is partnering with W.R. Grace to celebrate Manufacturing Day, inviting approximately 20 students from Ben Franklin High School in Curtis Bay, Md., to visit the company’s manufacturing facility.
The day will kick off with an overview and site tour by Operations Director Ted Lenski. Then students will visit the MdBioLab, a state-of-the art mobile laboratory operated by the MdBio Foundation, where they will participate in a hands-on science experiment discussing the production of biodiesel fuel and analyzing waste vegetable oil from a local restaurant.
During lunch, the students will participate in a plant fair, where they will learn more about various areas of the manufacturing facilities, how Grace’s manufacturing processes relate back to daily life and possible future career opportunities. The day will conclude with a tour of Grace’s PIC (Process Innovation Center) and ASC (quality) lab.
This event is one of more than 1,900 being held worldwide on October 7 to draw attention to the need for highly skilled manufacturing workers. By working together, during and after Manufacturing Day, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the manufacturing industry. Learn more about the event and initiative at www.mfgday.com.
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About W.R. Grace & Co.
Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customer partners around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,700 people in over 30 countries. More information about Grace is available at grace.com.
About MdBio Foundation
MdBio Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides innovative, effective and experiential science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce development opportunities. The Foundation’s interdisciplinary approach uses STEM to explore real-world, problem-centric curriculum that bridges school, community, health and business. In addition to the MdBioLab program, the Foundation operates other celebrated STEM education programs, such as the Young Science Explorers Program for middle school students, the Maryland BioGENEius Award, and ATLAS: Advancing Tomorrow’s Leaders in STEM college and career symposium. For more information, visit www.mdbiofoundation.org.