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BAEP Students and Sanctuary

Dennis Williams, BAEP principle at BMC was in the boat shop today, continuing his great work with at risk youth, and helping BMC further serve the Erie Community. The Bayfront Alternative Education Program at Bayfront Maritime Center in Erie, PA, is for 8th -12th grade students who are struggling in the traditional classroom setting. Hands-on, project based curriculum creates a culture of experiential learning which engages students and challenges them to develop teamwork and problem solving skills. We follow the Seven Commitments of Sanctuary ** Culture of Nonviolence ** Culture of Emotional Intelligence ** Culture of Inquiry & Social Learning ** Culture of

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Project SAIL After School Program Begins New Season!

Project SAIL, BMC’s after school program, is up and running with a full roster of 31 apprentices. Students sailed as much as possible last week to take advantage of the warm, sunny weather. This week they went on their first field trip to our neighbor, Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair. Experiences like this raise career awareness about future jobs available in the maritime industry . Project SAIL is made possible by grants from the TK Foundation, and the United Way of Erie County.

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BMC Students Build Cigar Box Guitars

We are so very proud of our students! It took Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to make one of these instruments, as well as perseverance, patience, focus, and some hard work!

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Radar Observer Unlimited Course

Director Rich Eisenberg attended WWMT’s Unlimited Radar Observer course. BMC is planning to offer this course in Erie in the near future. The Bayfront Maritime Center has similar Buffalo Computer Graphics Radar simulator equipment.

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Students Operating CNC Digital Fabrication Equipment in Boatshop

Students designed a project using a Computer Aided Design (CAD) program, then created a layout for the Computer Numeric Control (CNC) digital fabrication machine to follow. 

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ShopBot CNC Router Up and Running!

The ShopBot CNC Router, a cutting-edge STEM education tool, is assembled and ready to be used.  Its first task was to cut the top of the middle table layer to make it perfectly parallel to the rail assembly and gantry.

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