PennEngineering Provides Educational Experience for MBIT Students

PennEngineering in Danboro, Pennsylvania has invit­ed the Engineering Related Technology stu­dents at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology to work along­side Ms. Jennifer Lake, a Mechanical Engineer, to study a Chevrolet Volt Hybrid Electric car that was dam­aged by water from a recent hur­ri­cane. The auto­mo­bile was donat­ed to PennEngineering and trans­port­ed to Fred Beans Chevrolet Service Center in Doylestown where the elec­tric engine was removed as a safe­ty pre­cau­tion. The auto­mo­bile was then trans­ferred to Middle Bucks Institute of Technology where Ms. Lake from PennEngineering came to the school to con­duct a tear­down analy­sis of the auto­mo­bile to study the water dam­age to the auto­mo­bile with the Level 300 Engineering stu­dents assisting.

PennEngineering was estab­lished in 1942 and is a glob­al leader in the fas­ten­ing indus­try. The com­pa­ny sup­ports ongo­ing invest­ment in research, new prod­uct devel­op­ment, and strate­gic loca­tions around the world. As a result of this phi­los­o­phy, the aspir­ing Engineers at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn about reverse engi­neer­ing, which is used to obtain infor­ma­tion about that will influ­ence mar­ket­ing and new prod­uct engineering.