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BMC is Expanding its Maritime Simulator Capabilities

BMC is adding two additional student stations with Radar and ship controls to its Buffalo Computer Graphics  Maritime Training Simulation Equipment.  This was announced today in Maritime Reporter and Marine News Magazine.     This expansion will enable BMC to offer USCG Unlimited Radar Observer and Radar Observer Re-certification courses for mariners. Simulator training time may sometimes be logged double as underway training time by the United States Coast Guard, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration, because simulator training scenarios can include so much more activity than real time vessel operation. This upgrade was made possible in part from

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The Project SAIL Winter Session

Students enrolled in the winter session of Project SAIL cooked up a traditional Nepalese/Bhutanese meal for the Project SAIL apprentices, volunteers and staff as this session draws closer to completion.

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BMC Teaches STEM With ShopBot

Project-based, hands-on lessons in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) enhance a student’s comprehension of valuable skills needed to succeed in school. STEM Director, Harold Rinn, uses a ShopBot to teach each day. It is an amazing do-all tool for precisely cutting, carving, drilling or machining all kinds of things from all kinds of materials. With a ShopBot, you use software to create your project’s design, which is then precisely cut by machine. Check out our STEM page to see some of the fine work being done by students at BMC. 

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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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