D.R.E.A.M. Alive Scholars Go Behind the Scenes at Bastian Automation Engineering

by User Not Found | May 02, 2012
Fifteen scholars from Tarik Glenn’s D.R.E.A.M. Alive program tour Bastian Automation Engineering to learn about the importance of engineering.

May 2, 2012 (Greenfield, IN) – From ear plugs to cars, the majority of things in our lives involve some form of engineering. This is just one of the concepts 15 young ladies learned about last Thursday when the D.R.E.A.M. Alive scholars visited Bastian Automation Engineering in Greenfield, Ind.

The goal of the visit was to introduce the group to engineering, and more specifically, mechanical engineering.

"We wanted to introduce the kids to things they wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to experience such as welding and computer-aided design," said Bill Bastian II, president of Bastian Automation Engineering.

The visit included a presentation about engineering from Bastian Automation’s general manager, Jason Effing; a demonstration on computer-aided design (CAD); and a tour of Bastian Automation’s manufacturing facility, where employees were busy assembling, welding, painting, and programming various pieces of equipment.

"We are grateful to Bastian Solutions for hosting our scholars and giving them the opportunity for an up-close look at a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility," said Tarik Glenn, president of D.R.E.A.M. Alive, Inc. "This is an example of D.R.E.A.M. Alive in deep partnership with our corporate sponsors to engage our scholars in broadening experiences. This is a key part of our approach to developing young leaders and our mission to redefine education, community and success."

For more information about D.R.E.A.M. Alive, Inc. or to learn how you can get involved, please visit http://dreamaliveinc.org or contact Lisa Burns, Interim Director of Advancement Services, D.R.E.A.M. Alive Inc. at 317-402-7441 or lburns@dreamaliveinc.org.

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For media information, please contact Stefanie Keffaber, Corporate Communications Specialist, at 317-575-9992 or by email at skeffaber@bastiansolutions.com.

About Bastian Automation Engineering
Bastian Automation Engineering, located in Greenfield, Ind., designs and fabricates custom automation equipment for manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the U.S. Since 2003, the company has served a variety of clients across multiple vertical industries, including aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical, and consumer goods. Bastian Automation Engineering is part of the Bastian Solutions family of companies, which also includes Bastian Software Solutions and Bastian Robotics. For more information on the company, please visit http://www.bastiansolutions.com.

About D.R.E.A.M. Alive, Inc.
D.R.E.A.M. Alive’s innovative program provides afterschool programs for 7th to 12th grade youth that focuses on community service, leadership development and academic success. Now in its 10th year, D.R.E.A.M. Alive continues to have a positive impact on the lives of its Scholars, their schools and the broader community. The program currently operates within two Indianapolis Public Schools, Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy and H.L. Harshman Magnet Middle School. Under Tarik Glenn’s leadership, D.R.E.A.M. Alive is positioning itself to expand its reach to more schools in the near future