Students and graduates of Christian Brothers University (CBU) School of Engineering are helping create armor plates to protect military members. CBU is working with Memphis-based Steel Fabrication Incorporated (SFI) to produce the plates for the military’s Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. MRAP vehicles protect troops from roadside bombs and ambushes around the world, especially those in Afghanistan and Iraq.
For more than 18 months, SFI and CBU have partnered to allow 13 interns and graduates to help create and build these advanced armor plate components. They are currently working in several departments including robotics, engineering, project management, account management and estimating.