Editor, Daily Nexus,

I attended the career fair earlier this week and noticed the various protesters gathered outside of the building. The sad reality is conflict erupts in the world from time to time. When these conflicts occur, and brave men and women are placed overseas in harms way, I can think of nothing more important than assuring they’ve got the best functioning and most technologically advanced tools available at their disposal. I believe this is the goal of employees that work in defense-related industries. We are not simply “bomb-makers” awaiting the next fireworks show, as the protesters love to imply.

The true purpose of the presence of these companies at the diversity fair was to reach out to underrepresented minorities and attract them into these highly rewarding and lucrative engineering jobs. It was sad to see those protesters cloud the true goals of the diversity fair.