How do you explain the magnitude of Clemson University winning a Department of Energy grant competition to design and build a Drive Train Wind Turbine Test Facility, executing it pretty much in your backyard, and thus providing global companies the ability to test their new turbine technology to your 11 year-old-lego-boss-turning-future-engineer son? You bring him there.
Thanks to the Charleston chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers I was able to do just that. SME has a simple but profound mission: to advance manufacturing and attract future generations. Judging by Rush4's reaction during the tour of what is now called the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center, the latter was definitely achieved.