Investing in Our Future Engineers

Superior Engineering had the privilege of participating in the 9th Annual High School Engineering Seminar at the Purdue University Northwest Campus in Hammond, IN. The event is sponsored by the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) and introduces local IN & IL high school students to career opportunities in the field of engineering.

Steve Vernengo, Manager of Engineering for Superior, hosted a hands-on event where 4-person teams of students were challenged to build the “longest flying glider.” The event focused on the practicality of engineering projects, keeping student focused on 1) project scope – build the longest flying glider; 2) project schedule – teams were allotted 25minutes to complete the task; and 3) project budget – a $10 construction budget was allocated. The exercise was designed to give students a sample of the various engineering disciplines, the teamwork necessary to incorporate those skill sets, and most importantly – have fun while competing with their fellow classmates.

Superior Engineering sees tremendous value in mentoring these engineers of the future, and we are grateful for the opportunity to participate. To learn more about this Seminar and AIST, read the article published by the Northwest Indiana Times.