Our team recently visited Mt. Tahoma High School to speak with students in the Pre-Engineering program.
In collaboration with Burgess Design, the class visit was dreamed up by Jim Burgess, of Burgess Design, and Shavonda Simmons, a teacher in the Pre-Engineering and Engineering Design program at Mt. Tahoma High School. When discussing the possible career paths for students with an interest in engineering and design, they had the idea to bring design professionals in to tell their stories. Burgess reached out to Civil Principal Steve Porter and the rest is history! We were thrilled to participate!
The goal of this visit was to expose students to career options, ensuring that there were paths presented that do and do not require a four-year degree. For Coughlin Porter Lundeen’s part, we highlighted engineering opportunities (civil and structural) as well as the technician opportunities in Building Information Modeling (BIM).
Students were divided into nine groups and rotated through three, 15-minute stations: architecture, engineering (civil and structural), and BIM/Virtual Reality (VR) coordination.