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Annual Savannah Engineering Academy Program

seaSavannah, Georgia – The Savannah Engineering Academy summer program concluded Friday at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, giving local high school students hands-on experience with experts in engineering as they look to pursue careers in the demanding field.

Founded in 2004 and run entirely by volunteers, the Savannah Engineering Academy — which took place Monday through Friday — features local professional engineers from a variety of disciplines.  Mike Zaitz, PE, Manager of the Structural Department at Hussey Gay Bell, serves as Treasurer for the Savannah Engineering Academy.

“The main purpose of this program is to expose students to a variety of engineering disciplines through activities and tours,” Zaitz said.

Throughout the week, students built LED flashlights, took riverboat tours of the Savannah River and engaged in site visits to various facilities such as Gulfstream Aerospace, Georgia Transformer Corp. and JCB.

Full story at Savannah Morning News:  http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2015-06-12/students-enlightened-engineering-experience