• Learn and Play:

    Engineering in the 21st Century

  • In conjunction with the MathScience Innovation Center (MSiC), ACEC/VA developed an Engineering Short Course for Virginia educators called Learn and Play: Engineering in the 21st Century, held at the MSiC from August 8-12, 2016. 

    The program featured updated curricula based on new and emerging information for civil, manufacturing and environmental engineering fields. Educators collaborated with engineers to develop engineering STEM activities and align them with curricular needs and the Virginia Standards of Learning. The program included field studies, presentations, networking with professionals, and examples of innovative technologies used in practice.

  • On Tuesday, August 9, Jeff King of Austin Brockenbrough & Associates completed a reverse engineering activity using a Dyson vacuum cleaner.

  • On Wednesday, August 10, Bill Lamp of Engineers Plus presented Behind Shampoo to show participants how various engineering disciplines are involved in the production of everyday products!

  • Then on Thursday, August 11, the following volunteers participated in an Engineering Panel to discuss engineering in the classroom. ACEC/VA members answered questions from educators and participants on how to include engineering activities everyday in the classroom!

    • Craig Matthews, Austin Brockenbrough & Associates
    • Susan Winslow, Delta Airport Consultants 
    • Bill Weaver, Engineers Plus 
    • Mike Matthews, The Structures Group