posted Sep 9, 2010, 1:01 PM by Sophia Chiou
updated Sep 11, 2010, 6:57 AM
IYRS will launch a full-time Composites Technology Program in 2010, the first of its kind in the rapidly growing composites field due to its length, in-depth curriculum, and emphasis on teaching both hands-on practical skills and the theory behind the processes and applications of this fast-evolving technology.
The nine-month program will be offered at the IYRS Bristol facility beginning in September 2010 and will give students a foundation in composites processes, techniques, and technology--ranging from general composites that use glass fiber and polyester resin, to the more modern advanced composites that employ high-strength/high-modulus fibers and advanced resin systems.
This program was targeted to meet the needs of the marine industry, but graduates will have a choice of career paths since the high strength-to-weight ratio of composite materials pioneered by boat builders is now in demand by many industries. To read an interview about the program with IYRS President Terry Nathan and long-time veterans of the composites industry Bob Lacovara and Richard O'Meara, click here.