The scouts were working on their Engineering merit badges, which requires a visit with an engineer to discuss examples of work done, how results are achieved and career responsibilities.
“We were excited to have the opportunity to host this group of young minds,” explained Chuck Kopoulos, Fike Corporation President and CEO. “Our company prides itself on engineering innovation. That starts with encouraging our youth to challenge their minds, and to seek future careers in the Engineering fields.”
Tom Farrell, Fike’s Senior Explosion Protection Test Engineer, gave a lecture to the students on general household fire safety and industrial explosion hazards. Demonstrations, executed by remote site staff members Chris Ballowe and John Sours, included a real-life demonstration on why water should never be used to put out a grease fire, as well as training on how to properly use a household fire extinguisher. Several industrial-scale explosions were also conducted to impress upon the students the importance of safety and good engineering practices.
“Fike’s unique facility provided the scouts with exposure to several engineering disciplines, including electrical, mechanical, chemical, and software engineering,”
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