TOLEDO, Ohio, February 22, 2016 – SSOE Group, a global engineering, architectural, and construction management firm (www.ssoe.com) headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, will host 16 students from Adrian High School and Bedford Senior High School Tuesday, February 23rd as part of Engineers Week. Focused on promoting entry into the engineering profession, Engineers Week takes place February 21-27, 2016 in locations across the U.S. Engineering is a fast growing, and one of the best paid, careers for recent college graduates and this growth is projected to continue into the future.
Visiting students will get a hands-on experience from a team of engineers when they spend part of their day at SSOE’s Toledo headquarters for the “Engineer for a Day” program. The program will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 12:45 until 3:30 PM. Students will attend a luncheon at The University of Toledo College of Engineering before meeting at SSOE. While at SSOE, they will have the opportunity to participate in team building activities, gain insight on the different engineering disciplines, and learn what it takes to become an engineer — and potentially an employee of SSOE.
To kick off the program, Senior Electrical Engineer, John Colley, PE, will lead a demonstration on electrical engineering titled, “Let’s Build a Motor”. Next, Structural Engineer, Kyle Bosworth, PE, will lead an activity titled, “Construct a Building Frame” which will involve students working in teams to construct a building frame out of household products. The frames will then be tested to resist both vertical and horizontal loads — measuring the students’ creativity with various design options in a team environment, while managing a theoretical project budget and schedule.
The day will wrap up with a presentation from SSOE’s Global Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Team led by Lauren Collier, Mark LaBell, Doug Furia, and Mike Musgrave. The team will take the students through a high-level discussion on topics such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), 3D model coordination, pipe spooling / material lists, model quantity take-offs, and point clouds. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A session to give students the opportunity to learn more about pursuing a career in the engineering field.
During the program students will also learn about SSOE’s student co-op / internship program. This program provides college students with resume building experience, a competitive wage, and college credits. On average SSOE employs 40 co-ops / interns at any given time.
SSOE is committed to preparing students for successful careers by generating interest and improving skills in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. In addition to their support of Engineer’s Week, they are a proud sponsor of the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI).