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Posted 2/21/2012

Release no. 12-0204


Contact
Glenn Jeffries
843-329-8123
glenn.e.jeffries@usace.army.mil

CHARLESTON, S.C. ---Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District is hosting 40 students from Charleston Charter School for Math and Science from 9:45 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Charleston District’s headquarters in honor of National Engineer Week.

 

The students will use the occasion to learn from Charleston District engineers and biologists. They will participate in a wetlands practical exercise, engage in general engineering practices, learn about morphological adaptations of plant species, and watch an informative presentation on structural engineering as well as learn how a GPS system and Google Earth are used daily in the engineering field.  The students will discover the vital contributions engineers make to the economy, environment and quality of life.

 

In return, the Charleston District is asking for the students to help them with collecting various items, such as magazines and snacks for our Soldiers in Afghanistan. The items, in conjunction with those donated from Charleston District employees will be mailed in care packages to our Soldiers overseas.

 

Engineer Week is a national event that highlights the contributions engineers make to society and emphasizes the importance of math, science, and technical skills.  It was started in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers in conjunction with President George Washington’s birthday, as he is considered the country’s first engineer. The Charleston District partakes in the event every year as a way of reaching out to engineer hopefuls.

 

 

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