Posted on February 19, 2018
Across the U.S, college enrollment in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs is on the rise. Organizations like DiscoverE have worked tirelessly for decades to develop programs to highlight engineering careers in K-12 education and engineering feats to the general public.
As February 18-24 celebrates National Engineers Week, Victaulic is proud to bring our expertise to future STEM professionals and inspire wonder in youth across our community.
Explore STEM with friends
Victaulic is proud to host Engineering Explorer Post 1919, which engages more than 100 high school students in STEM learning and provides networking opportunities with expert engineers. Students participate in group activities such as construction of bridges, catapults and water clocks, giving them a better understanding of engineering principles. Victaulic is leveraging its world-class capabilities to provide training, inspiration and guidance to the next generation of innovators.
Learn more about Post 1919 by clicking this link.
Dive in to underwater robotics
Underwater robotics is the basis of SeaPerch, a national program recently launched at Saucon Valley Middle School, due in part to sponsors like Victaulic. Students learn STEM skills while learning teamwork, self-confidence and life skills in a mentor-based atmosphere. Best of luck to the team as they participate in the inaugural competition in Philadelphia in March!
Learn more about the SeaPerch program by visiting their website.
WISE up with female engineers
Connecting girls interested in STEM careers with female STEM professionals is the goal of the Women in Science Network (WISE) Network at the Da Vinci Science Center. As part of the advisory council via one of our top engineers Susan Schierwagen, Victaulic helps ensure there are meaningful exchanges to encourage more young women to join the STEM field. See how DiscoverE offers resources for any company to “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” by celebrating Girl Day on February 22.
Be cool with manufacturing
What’s so cool about manufacturing? This is the question 30 middle school students set out to uncover in the fifth Lehigh Valley What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? video contest. Students see manufacturing through a new lens when they are invited into manufacturing facilities to see STEM concepts in action. Victaulic is proud to participate in the program, this year working with Wilson Area Intermediate School students who filmed in our Engineering Lab. See their video on the contest website and if you like it, vote for them February 21-23!
Victaulic’s future is dependent on our ability to continue to develop a steady stream of value added, innovative products that solve our customers’ problems. Investing in the next generation of engineers helps ensure we have access to the best and brightest talent we can find.