Soughegan High School, Amherst, NH
Michael Casper, President & CEO of UltraSource , a guest speaker in Ms Jennifer Bonsu-Anane’s Financial Algebra class delivered a presentation to 11th & 12th graders on “Modeling a Business”. Casper covered information about UltraSource and thin film manufacturing along with some of the high tech applications the product goes into, how he started the business, starting a business, hiring employees, and some of the risks and rewards of being a business owner. Because Bonsu-Anane’s students had been studying modeling data with equations to make decisions, supply & demand, analyzing fixed & variable expenses and revenues using equations and graphs, break-even points, and calculating profits; Casper gave the class a couple of scenarios about whether or not it made good business sense to do. Casper was impressed with the logical thinking that the students used to answer the questions thoughtfully. After a question and answer session, the presentation wrapped up with students taking a look under a microscope at thin film product samples.