John B. Carnett
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Students in Paul Worsey's explosives program have a new class to add to their schedules: fireworks manufacturing. They grind incendiary chemicals and combine them into professional-grade fireworks; the final project is to create a five-inch pyrotechnic mortar—and set it off. Students can also take courses in commercial-firework and stage pyrotechnics, in which they learn to design, set up, and fire large public pyrotechnic displays, whether for a Fourth of July celebration, a concert, or a WWE match.
Careers: Pyrotechnics Manufacturer, Ammunition Maker, Demolition Expert