Spurring Students' Excitement in STEM
Council Hosts "Engineer for a Day" Event to Encourage Student Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Fields
On Wednesday, March 7, Columbus City Council will host students from Fort Hayes, Africentric, Centennial and Beechcroft high schools as they try their hand at being a City engineer for a day. The Franklin County Chapter of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers along with the departments of Public Service and Public Utilities are sponsoring the event.
“As the chair of the Public Utilities Committee, I am always encouraged to see young people interested in pursuing careers in engineering,” said President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano.
Students will have the opportunity to tour City facilities including the Hoover Dam, Traffic Management Center and Jackson Pike Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Department of Public Utilities will also host a panel to answer questions about the work done throughout Columbus.
“These students will grow up to perform important jobs that will build bridges, protect our environment and keep our water supply safe and efficient,” Stinziano continued.
The City’s Engineer and Young Engineer of the Year awards will be presented at the beginning of the event.