Corps Volunteers Promote Technical Education

Canvassing for the nation’s future engineering talent starts through community outreach programs, and the district seized the opportunity to showcase a variety of Corps missions to approximately 160 engineering students at Jenkins High School in Savannah.

Corps volunteers participated as part of National Engineers Week, intended to promote technical education and the pursuit of engineering careers to create a diverse and robust engineering workforce. The district partners with the school’s engineering academy to foster interest in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields, also called STEM.

Students scribbled notes while rotating through four stations. Small groups learned about environmental missions at Corps dam and lake projects, safe ammunitions disposal, environmental uses of wetlands, and dredging operations occurring in the Savannah Harbor and surrounding areas.

It’s beneficial for the students because they hear first-hand accounts from engineers working in the industry,” said Tom Maty, Jenkins engineering teacher. “It also reinforces what they learn in the classroom.”

Regulatory Division members used a flood plain model to demonstrate how wetlands protect the environment. Civil engineer Stan Simpson educated students on dredging operations by discussing the recent renourishment project on Tybee Island beach.

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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.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

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

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