FAIRLEA, WV (WVNS) — Micro Genesis was founded in 2016 and since then, the company has partnered with the Greenbrier East Engineering Program.
CEO of Micro Genesis, Jordon Masters, said students began helping by printing parts for prototypes for the Morgantown based company. Masters said the partnership evolved over the past three years.
“It’s evolved from just can you have one of your students 3D print me this one part, to hey do you and your students just want to help me out on a larger scale?” Masters said.
Now, students get to experience a real work environment in their engineering class instead of just simulating one. But how has this partnership helped engineering students at Greenbrier East? Zach Ellis, a junior at East, said this program helped him because he sees engineering in his future.
“It’s really hard for students, especially in our area, to get involved in a job relating to the sciences and engineering,” Ellis said.
Students are learning how to code, build and design robots, and then see all of their hard work in action. Ellis said he and his peers are pleased to be working with Micro Genesis because they are getting an experience like no other.
“Its really a great opportunity for us. We’re blessed to have something like this,” Ellis said.