Supporting STEM

Supporting STEM and the next generation of great engineers.

ACE Mentorship

As ACE mentors, we introduce students to the professional world, to what we do as engineers, and to the interdisciplinary collaboration that’s required of every A/E/C project. Nine Coughlin Porter Lundeen employees support the program by leading high-level planning, designing hands-on challenges and activities for students, and serving as approachable, professional mentors.

This session has been a banner one for ACE. Students have been encouraged to envision their future in the field as they toured industry offices, the Starbucks Reserve and Roastery, and Seattle Academy’s Makers Spaces. At a workshop hosted here at Coughlin Porter Lundeen, they were invited to try their hands at civil and structural engineering challenges. In addition to filling them with tacos, we tasked them with designing water filtration systems and building straw towers to be tested against loads and earthquake simulation.

We’re looking forward to the final presentation night, where students will share their final designs and reflections on all they’ve learned in the past year.

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We welcomed 11 interns into our ranks last year. We believe that internships should be about much more than coffee runs and “busy work.” The Coughlin Porter Lundeen interns become an integrated part of our civil and structural teams, participating on live projects, joining mentor groups, and visiting sites. Their only coffee runs were self-motivated. And we can’t blame them, because we are in Seattle after all…

Know someone who’d be a great fit as an intern? Send them our way!

RePicture STEM

RePicture STEM, a collaboration between Getty Images, Washington STEM, and Your Life, is challenging STEM stereotypes. Its goal is an important one: evolve the “stock” photography associated with STEM. Photos have power, and we agree that the next generation of STEM imagery should inspire youth and be inclusive.

The program’s mission to reshape how STEM is perceived is one that we wholeheartedly believe in, and the initiative made us rethink our own internal library, reminding us that the photos we publish alongside our content contribute to perceptions. Science, technology, engineering, and math help shape our world, and we’re excited by efforts that ensure STEM is encouraged and supported.

Read more about RePicture STEM here.