Category Student Ambassadors
Student Ambassadors

Boards, Boats and a Bicycle Helmet: A Composites Technology Story

Cast of Characters Kyle Orvis Wyatt Jeffries Zac Caruso   The Composites Technology program at IYRS is an immersive six-month...
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Finding a Path to Ground | Your Post-Military Career Path

Veterans Administration (VA) education benefits like the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Vocational Rehabilitation are available to qualified service members who...
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The Mystical Skill of Lofting

When you first get started in boat building a lot of things will be utterly foreign to you. Some methods...
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Safety First!

Some of you may have heard, or maybe you know nothing of it, but there was a recent (minor) accident...
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The Tale of the 1991 Land Rover Defender

A few weeks ago I was on my way to the rink for my son’s hockey practice when I...
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Half the Fun of Woodworking is Making Mistakes

"I think it's something you just move forward with. You cut it too short." He shrugged.  "You can just move...
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Introducing Zachary Caruso

Zachary Caruso is a Student Ambassador for the Composites Technology Program at IYRS. My name is Zachary Caruso. I am...
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Band Aids, Bevel Gauges & Bench Projects

The first few weeks of the program have already flown past. The level of autonomy we’re working at currently...
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I’ve made it here and I feel like I’m making it here.

In 1985 I was born in southern California. From surfing in Jamaica to giving bicycle tours over the Golden Gate Bridge...
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Prototyping with Precision

It’s hard to believe it’s already two months into the program.  I’ve done so much, and I’...
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Sometimes the Straightest Lines Are the Most Difficult

My first month and a half of school has truly been an adventure. There is a lot of material to...
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Soul Plane

My decision to attend IYRS came to me like a period at the end of a sentence. As you read...
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Ex Scientia Tridens

My name is Glenn Robbins.  30 years ago I raised my right hand as a plebe at the U.S. Naval...
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Team Turtle Return for a Second Year

Hey folks, Kate Preston here. I’m back for another year of keeping you wonderful readers in the loop about...
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Tips From a (Future) Shipwright

By Jason Eldridge 1st Year Student Ambassador in the Boatbuilding & Restoration Program at IYRS “Well, that sounds…interesting” “What...
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Telli the Creator

By Telli Quinn Student Ambassador for the Digital Modeling & Fabrication Program at IYRS Hi I’m Telli and I’...
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Heartwarming Heartwood

By Melissa Conlon 1st Year Student Ambassador for the Boatbuilding & Restoration Program at IYRS To be honest, the smell...
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On Water: Introducing Tyshon Jones, Marine Systems Student Ambassador

Tyshon Jones is a Student Ambassador for the Marine Systems Program at IYRS Hello, my name is Tyshon Jones, I’...
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The Flower Caddy & Other Stories of Fabrication

Wow. Survived my first month of school. I love it. It’s hard. I am out of practice. To be...
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On soundtracks and the start of the second year

By Daniel Mollet 2nd Year Student Ambassador for the Boatbuilding & Restoration Program at IYRS. Paddling the Beetle Cat out...
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Caulking, Priming, Painting, Varnishing

Hey folks! Welcome back to the IYRS Blog, thanks for checking in. I should start with an apology for not...

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