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EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC Introduces High School Students to Environmental Engineering and Science Careers
Hunt Valley, Maryland (10 March 2017)—EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC (EA), a leading provider of interdisciplinary environmental services, announced today that for the 15th consecutive year, the company participated in Day With an Engineer. Hosted by the Baltimore Post of the Society of American Military Engineers and held in conjunction with Engineers Week, the purpose of this event is to introduce high school students to the wide range of career opportunities available in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries.
Ten students with a demonstrated interest in environmental engineering and science spent the day at EA’s Corporate headquarters in Hunt Valley, Maryland. In the morning, they were presented a mock environmental project and experienced a full day of activities aimed at instilling them with the knowledge to successfully complete the project. These activities included experiments at EA’s Ecotoxicology Laboratory, field equipment demonstrations, computer research, and collaboration with EA scientists and engineers. At the end of the day, the students communicated their findings and conclusions to an EA professional, serving as the client.
“This year, we emphasized the importance of strong communication skills, no matter what your chosen profession,” said Regina Cagle Irr, P.E., Environmental Engineer, who organized the event on behalf of EA. “As engineers and scientists, we employ our knowledge and problem-solving ability on an incredible breadth of projects, with the one constant being communication—from conversing with field personnel to presenting results to the client—so the need for strong communication skills is critical for success.”
“We are so proud of our employees’ continued enthusiasm for this program,” said Ian MacFarlane, EA’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Fifteen years of support is quite the accomplishment and this achievement clearly demonstrates EA’s continued commitment to both our local communities as well as our profession.”
About EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
EA is a 100% ESOP-owned public benefit corporation that provides environmental, compliance, natural resources, and infrastructure engineering and management solutions to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, EA employs more than 450 professionals through a network of 25 commercial offices across the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. In business for more than 43 years, EA has earned an outstanding reputation for technical expertise, responsive service, and judicious use of client resources. For more information about EA, visit www.eaest.com.