60 Teams Compete in Head-to-Head Robotics Competition Supporting STEM Education
METAIRIE, LA. —(March 24, 2020)— M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) engineers and technical staff volunteered as judges for the Louisiana FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Robotics State Championship (RSC). MSB’s staff interviewed and observed teams of middle school students competing in the robotics tournament, which took place Jan. 18 at Jesuit High School in New Orleans.
FLL offers an opportunity for students aged 9-14 to design, build and compete with a robot constructed of LEGOs and to investigate a challenge associated with the annual competition theme. The 2019/2020 FLL City Shaper challenge focused on creating innovative solutions to help cities and towns shape an optimal future using our environment and modern-day tools and technology.
Employees Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank’s Harahan facility
METAIRIE, LA. — (November 26, 2019) — M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) employees teamed with Bienville Capital in volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank to help fight hunger in Southeast Louisiana. The volunteer group worked in Second Harvest’s Harahan-area facility to help package retailer food donations for distribution to families in need.
“Hunger impacts every parish, every community, and every zip code across South Louisiana,” MSB President Leo L. Holzenthal, Jr., P.E. said. “Particularly at the holidays, we’re grateful to have the opportunity to work with Second Harvest, which does so much for the less fortunate in Louisiana, to help make a difference in our community.” Continue reading
Metairie, LA—Oct. 15, 2019—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) has named Paul Schowalter manager of the New Orleans-based engineering consultancy’s Telecommunications and Technology division. Schowalter’s multi-functional experience and skills in engineering, telecommunications, project and financial management spans more than 25 years in the private and public sector, including more than 25 years in the Louisiana Air National Guard.
Schowalter manages MSB’s team of engineers and designers that specialize in wireless system design and integration including Cellular and Public Safety Distributed Antenna Systems, Two-Way Radio, High Density WiFi network deployments and Location Based Service technologies.
METAIRIE, LA.—(Oct. 10, 2019)—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) has appointed John C. Carter, III, P.E., P.M.P., manager of the firm’s Electrical Engineering Department. With over 25 years in supervisory, project management and engineering experience, Carter has provided technical leadership over large, multi-site design projects undertaken to improve the reliability of off-site and on-site power systems.
Carter has worked nationally with clients on electrical power studies, electrical maintenance, electrical risk mitigation and cyber security. His background includes high-profile design projects in the energy sector encompassing generator excitation, voltage regulation, fuel oil storage, transformer replacements, control system digital upgrades, protective relaying and diesel generators. Among his experience, he was project engineer for a $600 million medium-voltage nuclear substation construction project and supervised a team of 10 design engineers implementing a condensor retube nuclear safety project.