Engineers Week 2023 - High School Day
The 10th Annual Engineers Week 2023 was held on February 19-25, 2023 and consisted of five days of K-12 outreach to celebrate this year’s theme of Creating the Future. Nikki Zulueta, PE of the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering (LABOE) and Andrea Mosqueda Gonzalez, PE of Ardurra served as the Engineers Week Chairs.
Engineers Week 2023 served over 800 students, teachers, professionals, and volunteers who joined together to inspire the next generation of engineers. The week consisted of Elementary School Day led by Andres Perez of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Middle School Day led by Ani Sarkissian of LADWP, High School Day led by Sam Potts, PE of MNS Engineers, Girl Day led by Christine Rice, PE of Wood Rodgers, and Girl Scouts Day led by Gurjot Kohli, PE of Stantec. LABOE and LADWP were Champion Sponsors for Engineers Week 2023.
High School Day, led by Sam Potts, was held on Friday, February 24th at the Port of Long Beach (POLB) Administrative Headquarters. The day consisted of 140 students from 4 different schools. Students heard from Sean A. Gamette, P.E., Managing Director of Engineering Services at POLB as well as from Jose Hernandez, PE and John Wolitarsky, CCM of Ardurra. The high school students also heard from California State University, Long Beach students during a panel where the high school students had the opportunity to ask questions to engineering students. The students were able to visit both the Port of Long Beach Headquarters building as well as the Long Beach Council Chambers. They participated in the Helping Hand Activity, sponsored by the ASCE Los Angeles Section, where students had to use their imagination and engineering skills to create a device that allowed them to pick up and transport various objects. ASCE LA YMF awarded four scholarships to high school students. Ardurra was the Leader (Day) Sponsor for High School Day.