STEM Career Day at Walter Reed Middle School
On Thursday, November 2nd, Project Magnify was invited to present at the career fair at Walter Reed Middle School, a local public school situated just blocks away from North Hollywood High and the alma mater of several current Magnify members. Though normally available for professionals to come in to talk about their occupations, Project Magnify was given the opportunity to deliver an interactive presentation through Mr. Ankur Patel of the District 3 School and Community Board, who introduced the administration at Reed to Magnify’s endeavors.
Magnify members Stephen Ren, Hansub Kim, Isaiah Hong, Eugene Woo, Dohyun Cheon, and Richard Shuai, as well as the prospective member Joseph Koo participated in the event, going to various science and math classes and presenting to students.
The presentation covered Magnify’s beginnings, mission, and the history and workings of 3D printers and 3D printing technology. Magnify’s Director of Engineering, Isaiah Hong, delivered an extended presentation on the principles and mechanisms of FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D printing.
Afterwards, Project Magnify members were able to speak with Reed faculty, and hope to secure a long-term connection with Reed’s students, more than half of whom come to North Hollywood for high school. Project Magnify is excited at the prospect of setting up an after school program at Reed, and is planning out the first large-scale project of building a 3D printer from scratch with the students.
Because of Reed’s proximity and relationship to North Hollywood High School, the career fair was a great opportunity to forge a burgeoning relationship between the two schools.