USA: Army Corps Participates in STEM Education

As part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District’s commitment in increasing awareness and inspiring students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, New York district volunteers interacted with students from the Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Academy and from Dwyer High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

The March 14 event was sponsored by Future Cities Inc., and held on the Edison Academy campus.

Corps participants included Lt. Col. John Knight, Deputy Commander, New York District; Amanda Switzer, Environmental Scientist, Operations Division; Hector Mosley, Public Affairs Specialist, Public Affairs Office; and Keegan O’Connell-Lilly of Programs and Project Management Division.

Using projected briefings on several video flat screens in the school’s auditorium-media room, Knight spoke with 40 students about STEM opportunities with the Corps.

Knight discussed the role the Corps of Engineers has in the U.S. Army, and elaborated on the many projects the New York District is working on, such as the nearby deepening of the Arthur Kill Channel, Coastal Restoration and the District’s commitment to addressing Science, Technology, and Math education and increasing the number of STEM professions.

Press Release, April 9, 2014

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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