Technology News All about technology


Ozaukee Christian School Students Take Field Trip to Learn About Latest Design Engineer Tools

Ozaukee Christian School Students Take Field Trip to Learn About Latest Design Engineer Tools

Menomonee Falls, WI (PRWEB) January 26, 2005

Seventh and eighth grade students from Mrs. Bethany Blechacz’s class at Ozaukee Christian School (OCS) took a field trip to Graphics Systems Corporation (GXSC) to learn about the latest technology used by design engineers on January 19, 2005. GXSC Applications Engineer and Wisconsin State Certified Teacher John Setzer guided the students through a design project using SolidWorks, a 3D solid modeling computer aided design software. Afterwards Wolfgang Hemschik demonstrated how the Dimension 3D printer creates prototypes, or physical models, from the computer designs. Pictures are online at

“This is a great opportunity for the students to see the tools employed to design many of the products they use today,” says David Kasinskas, President of Graphics Systems Corporation. “They are excited to try out the software themselves. This experience also makes them aware of, and hopefully creates an interest in, the engineering and design careers that are available.”

Last May Mrs. Judy Wenzler and her seventh and eighth grade classes from OCS left their traditional classroom and came to Graphics Systems Corporation for a similar field trip. Mrs. Blechacz was eager to bring students again this year given the success of last year’s field trip.

“The students were ecstatic to be there,” Mrs. Blechacz says. “We wish we could have stayed longer to play around on the software. It was an invaluable ‘real world’ learning experience.”

Graphics Systems Corporation is dedicated to spreading the word about SolidWorks to educators. They already provide many educational institutions—from primary to secondary schools—with training and support for the SolidWorks education version software. GXSC is also offering SolidWorks Summer School, a CAD class for high school students, for the second summer in a row. Exposing students to SolidWorks early on gives them a competitive advantage when they search for jobs because SolidWorks is the leading 3D CAD software employed by thousands of companies to help them with their product development.

For more information, contact Michelle Hansen at 1-800-454-CADD, ext. 117 or on the web at You can also see Graphics Systems at the Wisconsin Technology Education Association "Innovation to Application" Conference in Wisconsin Dells March 3, 2005.

About Graphics Systems Corporation

Graphics Systems is the Midwest’s leading provider of CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM solutions for business and industry with over 14 years in business, and over 125 years of combined engineering experience. Major product offerings through Graphics Systems include SolidWorks, Cosmos FEA, PDMWorks, DBWorks, MoldWorks, Teksoft CAM, Dimension 3D printers and more. Graphics Systems has offices in Menomonee Falls, Madison, and Green Bay, WI in addition to Oakbrook Terrace, IL. For more information on Graphics Systems Corporation, please contact Michelle Hansen at 800-454-CADD ext. 117 or visit

About Ozaukee Christian School

Ozaukee Christian School is a non-denominational school serving students in grades K - 8. OCS was established in 1990 by a group of parents who were committed to a Christ-centered education for their children. The Bible is the foundation for their philosophies of discipline and teaching methods, as well as their business policies. The school is located in Saukville, WI. For more information on Ozaukee Christian School, please call 262-284-6980 or visit


Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.

Comments (0) Trackbacks (0)

No comments yet.

Leave a comment

No trackbacks yet.