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Brazil and U.S. tackle global shortage of engineers

We cannot solve the world’s challenges alone. We must find allies, people from different nations and cultures who are also determined to make tomorrow better than today. And then, together, we must start somewhere.

Earlier this week, high school students from the United States and Brazil collaborated to teach elementary school students in Pindamonhangaba, Brazil about science, technology, mechanics, engineering, mathematics(STEM) and physics.

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Fighting fire with foam: Inside the Novelis Fire Department

The Novelis Oswego plant has the largest, most advanced fire department in the company, and in all of Oswego County, New York. With heavy machinery, molten aluminum and furnaces that reach more than 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit (700o C), the Department must be prepared for anything, and they are. We sat down with Jason Dexter, Fire Chief, Novelis Fire Department, Oswego, to get the inside scoop on what it means to be a Novelis firefighter.

Q: How long have you been fighting fires?

Jason:  Since I was 16 years old. My father was a firefighter, both my grandfathers were firefighters, even my father-in-law was a firefighter – in fact, he was Fire Chief at Novelis Oswego years ago. It’s part of who I am.

Jason DexterQ: What does it mean to have one of these uniforms?

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