Learning Undefeated has released a new video resource for middle school teachers that highlights engineering fields and careers, designed to get students excited about the career opportunities in engineering.
The five-minute video features five young engineers from a variety of backgrounds in their work environments across a range of engineering disciplines including mechanical, chemical, and environmental engineering. Through a series of authentic career profiles, students are introduced to the aptitudes, attributes, and skills needed to be successful in an engineering career. Participating engineers include
- Darcy Chiriboga, Project Engineer, Pure Technologies
- Travis Dennis, Chemical Engineer, WR Grace
- Geocondra Idrovo, Network Engineer, Verizon
- Justin Rice, Senior Development Operations Engineer, NASA Goddard Flight Center
- Kathly Phlelan Weber, Power Tools Engineer, Stanley Black & Decker
The video is part of a three-part engineering curriculum for sixth grade, developed with the support of Verizon Innovative Learning. The program culminates in a class onboard the Verizon explorer lab, a shared immersive learning experience that combines movie-quality video, special effects, and hands-on educational gaming to create a learning environment that gets kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – right in the school parking lot.