Today the Oregon Section of ASCE held their annual Mid-Williamette Valley Future Engineer’s Day event in Keizer, Oregon, at the Keizer Civic Center. This opportunity allows over 250 high school students to connect with young professional engineers from all disciplines to learn more about what they do and what a career in engineering offers.
The event began with a guided tour, organized by Quincy’s Liam Kucey, of a local project site. After the tour, students broke off into smaller groups to have lunch with a few engineers for a chance to ask further questions about the industry.
Activities such as engineering and constructing paper airplanes and digging for “candy cores,” imitated the types of tasks an engineer might perform.
Concluding the day’s festivities, representatives from various colleges were available to meet students and discuss the programs they offer, shedding light on academic requirements and other steps students should consider taking to pursue a career path in engineering. A few of the colleges making an appearance this year include the Oregon Institute of Technology, Chemeketa Community College, George Fox University, Portland State University, Oregon State University, and the University of Portland.
We are excited to play a part in helping the next generation pursue a career that is rewarding for both the future engineers and the communities they help shape.
February 25, 2020