On Friday, February 14, several ASPE Baltimore Chapter Board members and numerous volunteers hosted an Engineers Week event at the historic Engineers Club in Baltimore. Approximately 80 high school and middle school students participated to learn more about the field of plumbing engineering.
To start the day, Christopher Imhof, PE, CPD, Education Chair for the Baltimore Chapter, provided a presentation about the history of plumbing engineering. After the presentation, the students and volunteers enjoyed a buffet lunch, and afterwards the students were able to visit multiple tabletop displays to get some hands-on experience with plumbing products by various manufacturers. At the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union 486 table, students even learned how to assemble copper pipe.
The celebration of Engineers Week, sponsored by DiscoverE, is always started in conjunction with George Washington’s birthday, because he is considered the nation’s first engineer. This week calls attention to the contributions that engineers make to society. It is also a time to emphasize the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills.
To learn more, visit discovere.org/our-programs/engineers-week.