NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More than 250 students from the John Overton High School Academy of Engineering gathered at Nissan Stadium this week for a two-day educational engineering and technical program provided by LP Building Products, Metro Water Services and the Titans.
LP and the Titans have had a long-standing partnership for over eleven years and have worked jointly since 2012 to provide a significant experience for high school students potentially interested in engineering and technical careers to tour and experience Nissan Stadium's engineering design as well as its wonder.
"Today our students are on a field trip here at Nissan Stadium," said John Marshall, engineering faculty at John Overton High School. "Our students are able to walk around the facility, understand how it was built and the different engineering concepts that came into creating the stadium. With that, they are better able to understand the engineering concepts at school."
"We find that because they focus on something that they are interested in relative to a career, their grades improve, their attendance improves and they are more attentive in class." said Dave Crowe, vice president, corporate engineering at LP Building Products.
"Voice of the Titans" Mike Keith spoke to the students each day, offering helpful tips for their future careers and answered many questions. He also spoke about the Titans upcoming season, the team's new synergy on-field, and the history of the Nissan Stadium.
LP Building Products, Metro Water Services and the Titans host 250 students from the John Overton High School Academy of Engineering for a two-day educational engineering and technical program. (Photos: Lynne McCracken)
LP is a strong supporter of the Academies of Nashville and actively participates on two high school Academy Boards, participates at the district level Partnership Council and is a member of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Champions advocating for high school academies.
"What a great opportunity for these students from Overton High School to get a 'behind-the-scenes' look at Nissan Stadium," said Titans Director of Marketing, Brad McClanahan. "Many of them are interested in what it takes to run a facility like this and we are happy to partner with LP to give them exclusive access to where they can be immersed in a first-class NFL Stadium for an afternoon."
Each day included a number of fun activities during the educational stadium tours. The students enjoyed snacks during their breaks, pizza for lunch and Titans giveaways.
About LP Building Products
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials, including OSB, structural framing products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction. From manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and homeowners through building materials distributors and dealers and retail home centers. Founded in 1973, LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX. For more information, visit LPCorp.com.