January 22, 2010 - Just what do engineers and scientists do all day? That question and more will be answered during Engineers Day at California State University, Bakersfield on Thursday, Feb. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the CSUB Student Union.
The 10th annual event is an opportunity for high school students to learn more about science and engineering careers. Students can interact with industry professionals about career options, necessary skills, ethics and internships. The day will also include an exhibition of projects, industry demonstrations and hands-on activities.
"Nationally there is concern about the shortage of engineers and scientists, and the negative impact that shortage has on American competitiveness in the world," said Dirk Baron, CSUB geology professor and event organizer. "Locally, this shortage impacts the energy industry, agriculture, the medical field and other important sectors of the economy. Getting students interested in engineering and science careers is critical."
Engineers Day is organized by CSUB, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and Kern County Superintendent of Schools.
For more information:Dirk Baron
Media ContactColleen Dillaway, Director of Public Affairs & Communications