WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Local high school students will soon be "jamming out" to guitarsthey built themselves at Purdue. 20 students from theTecumseh area designed and built electric guitars during a four dayworkshop. The course allowed students to learn about theEngineering Technology field. Mechanical EngineeringTechnology Assistant Professor Mark French said the workshop is agreat way to get students interested in pursuing a technicaleducation.
And, students said they learned a lot by building theguitars.
"It's really fun and if you like to work with your hands, andbuild things. Then this is the place to be," said LoganChaffin.
"I put the designs in it and stuff, it has my name and it gotpainted yesterday. It's really hard work," said DanaChamberlain.
"We are having them do something fun. We are having themmake their own electric guitars. In the course of doing that,we are letting them know what kind of technologies are involved andwhat kind of things might be helpful for them to learn if they wantto do something like this," said French.
The program was funded by the Department of WorkforceDevelopment.
All participants got the chance to live in dorms, and eat mealsat the university for the length of the course.
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