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Happy Engineer's Day 2016!

Pictured L to R: EMH&T Project Manager Scott Shaffer, High School Junior Justin Annesi, and EMH&T Director of Urban Design Travis Eifert (Not pictured Abdul Jan).
Pictured L to R: EMH&T Project Manager Scott Shaffer, High School Junior Justin Annesi, and EMH&T Director of Urban Design Travis Eifert (Not pictured Abdul Jan).

Today’s celebration, which is part of National Engineer’s Week, brings together the international community to celebrate the accomplishments of engineers, to share the amazing innovations engineers create every day, and to give students a chance to experience engineering.

As we recognize the contributions of engineers around the world and here at EMH&T, we are pleased to welcome two area high school students to our office to experience engineering first-hand.

Justin Annesi is a high school junior who is spending the day shadowing Travis Eifert, EMH&T’s Director of Urban Design. Justin’s “engineer for a day” experience includes observing a client meeting where project parameters and design options are discussed as part of the larger decision making process – a critical aspect of successful project management. He also had an opportunity to learn a little about easements while also sitting down with Travis to ask questions and further discuss what he learned. He then was able to demonstrate his new knowledge on a short quiz that Travis put together!

Abdul Jan is a high school junior who is having a slightly different “engineer for a day” experience. He is shadowing Scott Shaffer, a Project Manager in EMH&T’s Development group. Abdul started the day by learning about the lifespan of a project – from idea to design to construction – with a focus on design fundamentals after which Scott took him out to drive past a few construction sites for EMH&T designed projects. Here he was able to see first-hand how a project goes from a set of plans on a computer screen to an actual project in the field.

Both students said they took advantage of the opportunity to shadow because they are deciding on a future career path and engineering is on both of their lists. EMH&T is pleased to be able to host these students as they begin to explore the possibility of a rewarding and interesting career in engineering!

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