We always love Massachusetts STEM Week, an annual event focused on boosting interest and awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields for ALL learners – particularly those who are underrepresented in the fields.
On Saturday, October 22, Gary Pease, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Vice President and Director of Client Services and Moses Matovu, Project Designer in our civil engineering group, participated in the Boston Public Schools (BPS) College, Career, and STEM Fair. The event had over 200 tables with representatives from area colleges and universities, professional organizations, and employers who highlighted how amazing the STEM fields are.
The fair was very well-attended by BPS students who were curious about where they might want to attend college. The STEM fair part of the event gave students that were curious about the fields a chance to meet with local organizations that could provide insight into what they might see as careers in their future.
Several students (and parents) stopped by the Nitsch table where they were able to learn about what goes on at a company like Nitsch Engineering. Students were also able to use their problem-solving abilities to build a tower with red solo cups. As these towers got higher and higher during the event, the competition became more and more intense. A few students worked at their tower for 15 minutes. The highest tower was 14 levels high!
At the end of the day, a student appeared in his karate outfit, and it only made sense for him to help the Nitsch team deconstruct the largest tower of the day!
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