Updated: Thursday, 18 Jun 2009, 9:33 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 18 Jun 2009, 4:05 PM EDT
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Local high school students will soon be "jamming out" to guitars they built themselves at Purdue. 20 students from the Tecumseh area designed and built electric guitars during a four day workshop. The course allowed students to learn about the Engineering Technology field. Mechanical Engineering Technology Assistant Professor Mark French said the workshop is a great way to get students interested in pursuing a technical education.
And, students said they learned a lot by building the guitars.
"It's really fun and if you like to work with your hands, and build things. Then this is the place to be," said Logan Chaffin.
"I put the designs in it and stuff, it has my name and it got painted yesterday. It's really hard work," said Dana Chamberlain.
"We are having them do something fun. We are having them make their own electric guitars. In the course of doing that, we are letting them know what kind of technologies are involved and what kind of things might be helpful for them to learn if they want to do something like this," said French.
The program was funded by the Department of Workforce Development.
All participants got the chance to live in dorms, and eat meals
at the university for the length of the course.