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HGB & DeYoung Hosts Engineering Explorer Post

On October 14th, Hussey Gay Bell and DeYoung hosted an Engineering Explorer Post orientation for six engineering students from H.V. Jenkins High School who will participate in the program throughout the 2011-12 school year. Co-sponsored by Georgia Tech Savannah and Hussey Gay Bell & DeYoung, the purpose of the Engineering Explorer Post is to provide students with an overview of the various career options within the Engineering field, as well as post-secondary program information and to assist them in making decisions about their future career pathways.

The Orientation agenda began with an introduction to Engineering Careers by Explorer Post advisors, Steven Wohlfeil, PE and C.J. Chance, PE. Then Chance guided the students through a hands-on design and drawing activity using a topographical map. Peter Rivera, a junior at Jenkins said, “I enjoyed learning how to map a road elevation.” Christina Ngo agreed, stating, “The mapping activity with Mr. Chance was awesome. I also enjoyed the talk with Wohlfeil, where he informed us a lot about engineering and what it is really like.”

Special thanks to Steve Wohlfeil, PE with Hussey Gay Bell and DeYoung for organizing the Engineering Explorer Post. Special appreciation is also extended to Julie Sonnenberg-Klein with Georgia Tech Savannah for assisting in the development of this Exploring opportunity and to C.J. Chance, PE for his participation.

Exploring, a subsidiary of Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts of America, strives to be the foremost co-educational youth program for character and career development. Established in 1920, the Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts of America serves over 7000 young men and women annually in coastal Georgia though traditional scouting, inner city Scout Reach programs, Learning for Life, and Explorer Post programs. Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.”