Thursday, February 16, 2012
Contact: Susan Tams, Director of Editorial Services 304-746-2038

Area high school seniors and juniors at Marshall for Engineering Career Day

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Huntington post of the Society of American Military Engineers will host Engineering Career Day (ECD) for approximately 140 high school seniors and juniors from the tri-state area on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Marshall University on the Huntington campus.


ECD also will attract about 100 teachers, industry leaders, engineering professionals and military officers. Congressman Nick J. Rahall, D-W.Va., will give the keynote speech during lunch, which begins at noon.


Jeff Huffman, an assistant professor of engineering at Marshall and faculty adviser for the student chapter of SAME-ASCE (a dual chapter involved with both the Society of American Military Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers), said a select audience of students will attend the event.  “This a great opportunity for high school students to learn about careers in engineering and Marshall University’s engineering program,” Huffman said. 


ECD is part of National Engineers Week, which takes place Feb. 19-25. All ECD events will take place in Marshall’s Memorial Student Center, as follows:


8:15-8:55 a.m.         Registration

9:00-9:15 a.m.         Opening Ceremony and Welcome by Dr. Stephen J. Kopp,

                                Marshall University President

9:15 a.m.-Noon       Concurrent Workshops

Session 1:    3-D Laser Scanning

                    Darius Hensley, PE, Woolpert Inc.

Session 2:    West Point Bridge Design – ASCE

                    Jerry Elkins, TRC Solutions

                    Jason Merritt, EECPSC

Session 3:    Robotics in Manufacturing

                    Toyota Motor Manufacturing

Session 4:    Exhibits

                    Presented by local engineering employers and universities

Noon                       Luncheon

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197