In conjunction with Valparaiso University, the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) held its annual engineering seminar for local students. Nearly 300 high school students from 12 local schools poured through the Campus to delve into the ever-advancing world of engineering. The seminar provides an opportunity for students to interact directly with engineers and to discuss career opportunities in related industries.
For the 10th consecutive year, Superior Engineering (S/E) had the privilege of being a featured presenter at this event. Students participated in a workshop that simulated a typical consulting engineering project; to design, build and construct a foam glider that would fly the farthest. The foam glider project was a team competition, requiring students to optimize their design, build, and manufacture a glider while staying within the workshop parameters of the project’s defined scope, schedule and budget.
“This is a great opportunity to expose students to the different facets of engineering” said Steve Vernengo, Manager of Engineering for S/E. “This is a project that has always been important to our company. Investing in the future of engineering is something we take seriously. We always look forward to this event and every year we see students that reaffirm or solidify their passion for a career in engineering.”
Participating high schools were: Andrean High School, Bishop Noll Institute, Crown Point High School, East Chicago Central High School, Griffith High School, Hammond Academy of Science & Technology, Hammond High School, Highland High School, Hobart High School, Lake Central High School, Marquette Catholic High School, Morton High School (Hammond), Morton East High School (Cicero, Ill.), Morton West High School (Berwyn, Ill.), New Prairie High School, Portage High School and Seton Academy (South Holland).