S/E Participates in AIST Student Engineering Seminar

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).

S/E Recognized as Top 500 Firm

Each year, Engineering News Record (ENR) highlights the economic growth and expansion of the industry by ranking companies within specific disciplines and geographic areas. The list consists of both publicly and privately-held firms and ranks them in descending order of annual revenue.

Superior Engineering (S/E) was recognized in the 2022 list of Top 500 Design Firms. S/E has been recognized as a Top 500 design firm by ENR several times in the past 10 years, across and through a variety of economic cycles. We truly appreciate our clients and employees that make this possible and look forward to many more years of continued growth and success.

The Annual Chili Cook-Off

The 2019 Chili Cook-Off a huge SUCCESS!

Congratulations to all our chefs! All said and done, 15 folks put their recipes to the test. What a great treat. Watching the judges decide on their favorites was a science in itself. Everyone did a great job.

And now for the final results:

First Place Co-Champions

Third Place Co-Winners

S/E Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Superior Engineering recognized Cinco de Mayo by coming together to celebrate our Mexican-American culture. We provided our employees with an authentic Mexican lunch that included all the flare of a traditional Mexican meal. Everyone enjoyed stepping away from their tasks to share some food and fun. Steve Vernengo, Manager of Engineering, was determined to assemble a company Mariachi group but was unable to recruit enough willing participants. Nice try Steve!

Fore a Great Cause

This September, Superior Engineering was pleased to support the DAWN Charity Golf Outing for the third consecutive year. It was a successful event with over $10,000 going to the American Cancer Society. With a mission to rid the world of cancer, the ACS funds cancer awareness, supports cancer patients and conducts research.

The mission of DAWN (Developing and Advancing Women at NIPSCO) is to live the values of inclusion and diversity by communicating and exchanging information that enlightens and empowers women, both professionally and personally. The goals of DAWN are to recruit, retain and accelerate the development of women at NiSource and NIPSCO, through networking, community service, leadership training and mentoring.

When two great organizations come together, it’s no surprise that an amazing event happens. As a company, it was our honor to support both DAWN and the ACS, as their efforts truly make a difference in lives and communities.

Summer Interns at Superior

This summer, Superior Engineering was fortunate to have a great group of student interns. We always enjoy sharing real-world experiences with these up and coming engineers and are thankful for the energy and insight they bring to our office. The Northwest Indiana Times recently featured a story on local summer interns, and ours were an integral part of that story. Click the photos below to learn more about our interns and the experiences they had. As the summer comes to an end, we wish them all the best as they return to school!

Emily Bochnowski

Michael Cummins

Rachel Binder

Yosef Maynie

Ben Pattison