Donald Harmuth graduated from South
Fayette High School this past spring and is building on the training he
got at the Manufacturing Assistance Center in Homewood to pursue a
degree in Engineering Physics at Westminster College this fall.
“I was surprised by what we could do with the equipment we had. I was
always extremely resourceful, but the capability of the machines is
amazing when fully understood,” he says.
“The most important thing I learned
is not a technical or ‘hard skill’ but a soft one. It is resilience;
anything can be done if you try,” says Harmuth.
In May, the University of Pittsburgh’s Manufacturing Assistance Center (MAC) celebrated one year at its new location in Homewood.
which shares equipment and space with several other companies in a
refurbished warehouse on Susquehanna Street, provides training in
advanced manufacturing techniques for budding engineers and others in
the East End and beyond.
MAC is just one project in a larger
effort by the University of Pittsburgh to move more facilities and
resources into underserved neighborhoods bordering Oakland.
Read the full article at Next Pittsburgh.
The Manufacturing Assistance Center is an initiative of the Department of Industrial Engineering.
Bill O'Toole, Next Pittsburgh, 8/1/2018
Contact: Paul Kovach