Project SAIL (Successful Apprenticeships and Investments in Learning) is BMC’s after-school program. It offers an engaging learning experience to teens, ages 15-18, with an interest in hands-on maritime activities.
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.
The Erie Adaptive Sailing Experience (EASE) program helps those with physical and mental disabilities enjoy the experience of sailing and maritime activities. The EASE program is the only adaptive sailing program in Pennsylvania.
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.
High School students are learning to apply Science, Math, Technology, and Engineering (STEM) skills while building a San Francisco Pelican sailboat in BMC’s boatshop.
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.