SMC hosts 230 for STEM Camp
Randy Flory, information technology instructor, disassembled a computer, spread its guts across a table and removed the side from a second machine “so you can see how it all fits together when it’s running.”
Flory two years ago used a 3D printer to make a chess set. Each plastic piece took four hours. Flory also printed drone propeller guards. “They now have confectionary 3D printers that can print a chocolate fidget spinner. They are also printing concrete houses,” he said.
SMC hosts first ETS Entrepreneur Academy
On July 25, the Entrepreneur Academy continued with a panel discussion including Rebecca Steenbeke of Blue Print Photography; Fifth Third Bank Cassopolis Financial Center Manager Jeremy Truitt of Dowagiac, who deejays weddings as a nine-year sideline; and City Councilman Pat Bakeman, owner of Bakeman Barbers. The panelists themselves network through Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac.
Ron Gunn emceeing Steve's Run
The Dowagiac resident started Cairn Stone Adventure Tours, leading trips to such destinations as Spain, Scotland and Italy. In 2019, he plans to take three groups to New Zealand, including Hobbiton, the Shire movie set for “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy.
SMC interns restructure IT Service Catalog
"This project was an opportunity for us to create a single landing page in which students, faculty and staff have access to all of the services and electronic communications resources available to them through SMC.”