Fostering STEM skills abroad

Mar 20, 2013

A Bahamian Kettering University alumnus mentors high school students in an international pre-college engineering competition.

Avelaino McGibbon '83
Avelaino McGibbon '83

Avelaino McGibbon, Kettering University class of 1983 and a mechanical engineer at the Grand Bahama shipyard, has joined forces with Dennis Knowles, of the Rotary Club of Lucaya, in supporting high school teams for the 15th Annual SECME Mousetrap Car and Bottle Rocket Competition.

A three-year volunteer with the program, McGibbon designs and builds tools to support the Mouse Trap and Model Rocket competition events.

SECME, Inc., a premier precollege (K-13) alliance, links engineering universities, school systems, and corporate/government investors. Its mission is to increase the pool of historically under-represented, under-served, and differently-abled students who will be prepared to enter and complete post-secondary studies in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.

Read more about McGibbon’s involvement with SECME.