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Engineers Help Students Understand How Products Are Built to Last!

posted Nov 13, 2015, 8:41 AM by DMS DeKalb Middle School   [ updated Nov 13, 2015, 8:42 AM ]

DeKalb Middle School eighth-graders Thursday learned from industry specialists how raw materials are turned into products that are built to last.

Engineers from Steel Dynamics Inc., Vulcraft, Rieke Corp., Nucor, AZZ Galvanizing, Cooper, Stark Trusses, Trine University and Metal Technologies visited the school to help students with their “Built to Last” projects.

Teacher Amy Norton explained DeKalb County is an area that works with all types of raw materials in the manufacturing process. Students are studying raw materials to determine how products are built to last, Norton said.

The engineers helped students study the chemical and physical properties of raw materials. Students also visited the DeKalb County Fairgrounds, where they observed a steel bridge, fences, building walls, railings and other items that are built to last Norton said.

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