MOSES LAKE – Engineering Night at Big Bend Community College’s STEM Center on Thursday gave students a chance to learn about future career opportunities.
Big Bend engineering students and high school students interested in the field listened to presentations from local engineers, including representatives from REC Silicon, IBEW Union, Genie Industries and the Vantage Data Centers.
Also included was a panel discussion in STEM-related programs, giving students the opportunity to ask questions and explore various employment opportunities.
Representatives with Washington State University, WSU Tri-Cities, University of Idaho and Seattle University were on hand with information on their own engineering programs.
“I thought the students were very engaged in the presentations and the universities had a lot of students visiting them as well,” said Sarah Adams, director of Big Bend’s STEM Center. “Community members and high school students attended the event as well. I believe university representatives were all able to make connections with students and faculty to try and make the transfer process more seamless.
High school students were also able to learn about Big Bend’s Unmanned Arial Systems program, the Engineering Club and Running Start.
“It was inspiring for our students to get the opportunity to talk with engineers that are in their field of study,” Adams said. “Big Bend really appreciates the time they spent to prepare and present at Engineering Night.”