Manufacturing center grand opening next week

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VUJC will host a weeklong grand opening ceremony to initiate its Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing. The festivities will begin Tuesday and run through Saturday, May 18.

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JASPER — Vincennes University Jasper Campus will host a weeklong grand opening ceremony to initiate its Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing. The festivities will begin Tuesday and run through Saturday, May 18.

Events on Tuesday include a building dedication, hosted by VU President Dick Helton and VUJC Dean Alan Johnson, from 10 a.m. to noon and a workshop on basic 3-D printing technologies for the general public from 2 to 4 p.m.

Events on Wednesday include a workshop on advanced 3-D printing technologies for the general public from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a 5:30 p.m. dinner for high school personnel — including superintendents, principals, counselors teachers and selected students — with keynote speaker Dr. Vince Bertram, national CEO of Project Lead the Way.

Next Thursday, the school will hold a workshop for area manufacturers concerning methods for ridding manufacturing processes of waste from 10 a.m. to noon and a Jasper Chamber of Commerce Time Out from Business open house for local companies from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 17, high school students are invited to attend a mobile application programming workshop at 4 p.m.

A family open house, including technology and robotics activities for elementary and middle school children, will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18.




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