Long Engineering, Inc. recently participated in a half-day program known as ‘Introduce A Girl To Engineering‘. The program is sponsored by the engineering community and strives to engage and teach young girls about the engineering industry through fun, creative, and interactive activities. The program is for girls that are in upper elementary (K4-5), as well as middle school (6th-8th), who have an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
This year’s event was hosted by ACEC-Georgia and included engineering booths with activities, a engineering trivia bowl, a program for parents on preparing your daughter for an engineering education, and a tour of Kennesaw State University’s Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. LONG’s booth was titled ‘Let’s Keep Our Water Clean and Our Fish Alive’ and aimed at teaching children about erosion control and the role it plays in keeping our lakes, streams, and rivers safe for us, in addition to the natural habitats. Additionally, LONG’s booth offered kids the chance to conduct a turbidity lab test on various water samples and discover how it affects water quality and whether it is acceptable to drink. LONG’s team, Rosa Santillan, EIT, represented LONG as she educated children on the civil engineering industry and how it shapes the world around us. From roads and bridges to the water we drink, civil engineers make civilized life possible.