Jeff Goodwin, 
Mechanical Science Instructor
Jeff Goodwin, Mechanical Science Instructor

The Mechanical Science Group (MSG) utilizes the opportunity to enhance skill sets in metal working, auto repair and small engines as a means for introducing academic content. Much of the MSG shop time involves keeping up maintenance on school vehicles and equipment. Recently, an aluminum forge was constructed – turning recycled cans into ingots (click here to see video). A winter sander was also built to help keep campus roads and walkways from getting too slippery. Each fall the group enters a car in the Rochester Fair’s Demolition Derby. The technical requirements for such an entry is quite extensive and is a yearly favorite.


Student of the 2nd Quarter- Zac Florin

Mechanical Science Group 2016



  • Vehicle manufacturers suggest having your spark plugs changed every 30,000 miles to reduce the risk of a plug becoming seized in the engine.
  • Learn to go slow when Mig welding as it will help you control puddle flow and keep a consistent temperature.