Omega Design hosted its fourth annual Machines in Motion tour at its facility in Exton, Pa on Thursday, April 20, 2017.
More than 120 third grade students, along with 30 chaperones and teachers, from East Coventry Elementary attended the half-day event to learn how Omega uses simple machines in manufacturing. Students were divided into groups, which then rotated through eight diverse, hands-on stations focusing on packaging automation and the six simple machines (lever, wheel and axel, pulley, ramp, wedge, screw).
Each Spring since 2014, Omega has hosted this event to supplement lessons being taught in the classroom. The majority of Omega’s employees contribute in some form or another, such as acting as a tour guide, designing and running a tour station, communicating the event, and ensuring all guests have a safe and fun visit.
Omega proudly supports Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) education and regularly engages with organizations to develop and support new and existing initiatives within the community.