Ingersoll Rand Hosts Charlotte Engineering Early College High School Students for Engineers Week Event

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Ingersoll Rand Hosts Charlotte Engineering Early College High School Students for Engineers Week Event

Students toured laboratories to learn about future engineering careers
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Charlotte Engineering Early College students visited the Ingersoll Rand Power Tools, Fluid Management, and Material Handling Laboratory and competed in a duck race using ARO pumps to power the toys down the channel.

Charlotte Engineering Early College students used the engineering design process to evaluate Club Car vehicles and consider improvements customers might find beneficial.

Ingersoll Rand, the official power tool of NASCAR, hosted a demonstration of power tools used in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races for students visiting from Charlotte Engineering Early College.

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DAVIDSON, N.C., March 15, 2016 /3BL Media/  Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, hosted 96 high school students on February 29 at its North American headquarters and Corporate Center in Davidson as part of Engineers Week outreach.

The visit showcased the company’s engineering technologies and capabilities to ninth and tenth grade students attending Charlotte Engineering Early College (CEEC), part of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, which focuses on energy and sustainability in the engineering disciplines.

“The students not only got to see what different types of engineers do every day, they learned more about the creative and strategic thinking that goes into being an engineer, which brings the CEEC engineering courses to life,” said William Leach, principal of CEEC. “By showing the students engineering challenges and solutions that Ingersoll Rand engineers design, they better understand the business aspects of engineering and the wide range of career opportunities available in multiple engineering fields.”

The Davidson campus tour featured activities in the power tools, fluid management and material handling lab where students used ARO pumps to compete in a duck race and visited pump reliability and testing labs. Club Car provided golf car models for the students to evaluate and propose design variations, and a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series vehicle visited to demonstrate Ingersoll Rand’s power tools in action. An employee panel then highlighted individual career paths and options for CEEC students to consider as they explored their interests.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to share real-world engineering experiences with the students from Charlotte Engineering Early College,” said Hillary Halstead, Ingersoll Rand engineer and member of the CEEC board. “Their enthusiasm, curiosity and unique perspective was truly inspiring.”

The students gained an understanding of what engineering and sustainability means in industry, learned more about the Ingersoll Rand product development process, and learned about the technical and communication skills necessary for a career in engineering.

Ingersoll Rand is a corporate partner of CEEC, a small public school of choice that allows students to take college courses at  the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) preparing them to enter a college of engineering after completing the five-year program.

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About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.

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Meredith Cook, Ingersoll Rand
704-990-3568, meredith.cook@irco.com

Keywords: Education | Charlotte Engineering Early College | Energy | Engineers Week | Environment | Hillary Halstead | Positive Change | STEM | Social Impact & Volunteering | William Leach | Youth Action

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