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Pella Corporation Hosts Middle School Students for Engineering Event

Posted: Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 6:27 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Evan Little

Pella Corporation hosted 120 5th-8th graders as part of the annual free PEERS Explore Engineering Event yesterday.100 engineers were on hand to help teach the kids. Martin Wesemann Director of Advanced Technology at Pella Corporation tells KNIA/KRLS News that the event was a success. He says that the event is one that Pella Corp has a stake in because they know down the road they will need these engineering resources, so helping encourage more kids to think about that career is useful for them in addition to being a great program for the children.

Several companies and schools sponsored the event, including Vermeer, 3M, Cargill, John Deere, Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, and the University of Northern Iowa.