February 18-24, 2018 is designated by the National Society of Professional Engineers as Engineers Week. Founded in 1951, it is a time dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers. Here at Cranston, we take every opportunity to foster, encourage, and inspire young people to consider an engineering profession.
On February 22 and 23, 2018, several members of the Cranston team made 2-hour commitments to visit the A.R. Johnson Magnet School and share information on the engineering profession.
The first day was geared toward Middle school students with a bridge building exercise using popsicle sticks, tape, and the power of their minds.
On the second day, older students heard a short informal presentation from volunteer engineers and then the floor opened for questions, answers and dialogue. The students were told about the different types of engineering, reasons or interests behind getting into the engineering field, and some of the companies and positions that engineering firms offer.
Cranston was proud to work with students to give them new and exciting information and to participate in Engineers Week!