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Triangle ASHRAE Celebrates 2015 Engineers Week

Triangle Chapter Celebrates 2015 Engineers Week

The Triangle Chapter celebrated a snowed delayed 2015 Engineers Week Feb 22-28 by speaking to students at Brentwood Magnet Elementary School of Engineering in Wake County.   Student Activities Chair Brock Frisbie, Treasurer Rob Armstrong, and President Adam Sippel spoke with an enlightened and engaged group of 2nd graders at the school regarding careers in engineering and the HVAC industry.  The students had spent the past week working on a project in which they used an engineering design process to solve a problem.  The 2nd graders focused on a mechanical engieering project where they had to build a moving car using just a ballon and other supplies.

Brentwood Magnet Elementary School of Engineering is Wake County School's only magnet school focused on a core curriculum of engineering and is one of the state's top STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) schools.  Engineering Week for Brentwood Elementary is celebrated the whole school year vs one week.  The teachers and staff focus their curriculum on engaging the students in engineering related activities in all of their classroom teaching.  The program gives exposure to students at an early age to engineering related fields that would otherwise would not be available directly for them at that age level.   Special thanks to STEM coordinator Linnea Czerney for helping coordinate our visit.   If anyone would like the opportuntity to assist, next year's Engineering Week is scheduled for February 21-26, 2016.