Future Engineers Tour Mercury Plastics

This summer, Mercury Plastics continued its support for University of Akron programs aimed at increasing minority enrollment in their engineering school.

In June, the university’s Women in Engineering Program (WIEP) hosted a week-long Summer Experience in Engineering Camp for 23 students entering grades 9-12. From tours to local engineering firms to hands-on projects, along with social activities, the camp offered valuable experiences for high school students interested in learning more about aerospace systems, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, corrosion, electrical and mechanical engineering. To further enhance their understanding of the engineering industry, the camp included visits to five local companies, including Mercury Plastics. At each company, participants met engineers and gained valuable insights into the real-world applications of engineering.

“Our industry and company partnerships have been invaluable in providing real-world exposure and opportunities for the students,” said Dr. Craig Menzemer, dean of the College of Engineering and Polymer Science. “The collaboration with these organizations has not only enriched their learning experiences but also opened doors to exciting career prospects. As we look ahead, we are excited about the potential to welcome the campers to our University and College one day.”

As a regular sponsor of WIEP; the Increasing Diversity in Engineering Academics (IDEAs) program; and specific campus events like the Black, Brown and Beyond Male Summit, Mercury Plastics is proud to help the University of Akron make careers in engineering accessible and welcoming to students of all backgrounds.