In an effort to bring local employers and scholars of science, technology, engineering and mathematics together, Missouri Western State University hosted its 7th annual Missouri Regional Industrial Science and Engineering Networking and Employment Event on Tuesday evening.

The event brought in around 200 people, with 70 local employers, 80 students and more than 25 alumni attending the event. Among employers present were Altec Industries, Sealed Air, Hillyard Technical Center, Sekuisui Xeno Tech and LD Data Solutions.

Dr. Mike Ducey, chairman of the university’s chemistry department, said the event’s goal was to help break down barriers of networking for employers and potential employees.

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