Once again Engineering Week was a blast

Engineering Week was loads of fun as we headed out to local schools to talk to students about engineering. As part of Introduce a Girl to Engineering, Structural Engineer, Erica Barber, and MEP Engineer Intern, Kenzie McCollum, presented to Hunter Elementary ACES girls about the types of engineering careers. Kenzie and Erica also led the group through a fun project where students built tables from 8 sheets of newspaper and tape.

SKA also visited Jamestown Middle School Mr. Gilyard’s students. SKA’s Building Envelope Engineer, Scott Singleton spoke to four classes about the different ways that engineering can deter water infiltration into a building and how engineering repairs for the building exterior can save schools money and increase the life of the building. With the help of  Business Development Manager, Jacob Bruch, and Marketing Manager, Carrie McClellan, Scott led the students through the marshmallow challenge. Students built towers out of pasta, string, tape and a marshmallow. Scott was impressed with the ingenuity of these engaged students striving to have the tallest tower.

Both school groups also had fun in the Future SKA Engineers’ Photo Booth and Hunter ACES students each received a hardhat. Click here to check out more photos on our Instagram feed.

Published on February 27, 2020
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