Harvesters Food Pantry Volunteer Event

On the evening of October 20th, IISE and family volunteered via Harvesters at “A Turning Point” in Northmoor, MO just north of Kansas City.  Volunteers worked for two hours after learning the pantry process.  The pantry is stocked with a plethora of essential food items from local groceries and donations, enabling families to get what they need for a week. 

The pantry opened around 4:45 and volunteers helped customers pick items from the shelves, navigate the pantry, and stocked additional items when needed.  Then, volunteers assisted in pushing carts and loading vehicles for the customers.  One couldn’t help but smell through their mask the abundance of sanitizer in the air and on common surfaces, emphasizing the safety and health of all in the process. 

In addition to the pantry, A Turning Point offers a Wardrobe, an Academy, and other community services.  More information can be found at aturningpointkc.org.  Thank you to all who volunteered, we certainly hope to volunteer again in the near future!

Aviation Technical Services Facility Tour

The Kansas City IISE group had the opportunity to see a variety of airplanes up close at this MRO operation at the Aviation Technical Services facility. It was impressive to hear, see and think about what all goes into the maintenance, overhaul and repair of an airplane. The team also got a great historic overview of how and why the facility was built initially for TWA.

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Event Announcement: Dream Big Film Showing

Join IISE this Thursday for a showing of Dream Big: Engineering Our World

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In partnership with American Society of Civil Engineers and narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a first of its kind film for IMAX® and giant screen theatres that will transform how we think about engineering. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world. Filmmaker Greg MacGillivray explores the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels — big and small — and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.

Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 5:30 PM
B&B Regnier Extreme Screen at Union Station
30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

This is a great event for friends and family! The film is inspiring and showcases incredible engineering designs from around the world.  Bring your family along and inspire the next generation of engineers!

Tickets: $6 per person
Networking to follow at Pierponts in Union Station

RSVP HERE

 

JCPenney Facility Tour

JCPenney is one of America’s leading retailers, operating over 1000 stores, a $1 billion website, and dedicated to fitting the diversity of America with unparalleled style, quality and value. The 2 million square foot JCPenney facitility in Lenexa houses both an .com Logisitics Center and Store Support Center. The DLC fulfills internet orders for customers in 18 states and ships them either directly to the customer or to a store of their choice. The Store Support Center is primarily a cross dock facility designed to be the back storeroom for nearly 120 Midwest stores.

The tour will begin at 3:00 pm, Thursday, February 25th. Please wear enclosed shoes. Pictures are not allowed. Please enter the guest entrance at the below address. You can check in at the Security desk in the lobby where the group will meet for the tour.

JCPenney Logistics
10500 Lackman Road
Lenexa, KS 66219

WHEN
Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST) 
WHERE
JCPenney Logistics, 10500 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66219

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