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Buffalo Area Schools Shadow USACE Buffalo District Engineers

Published March 11, 2016
Students from two local Buffalo, NY high schools, Niagara Falls and the Charter School or Applied Technologies, visited the USACE Buffalo District Corps of Engineers March 10, 2016 as part of a job shadow opportunity. Six students from the two schools received demonstrations and presentations from an array of engineering and science disciplines.

Students from two local Buffalo, NY high schools, Niagara Falls and the Charter School or Applied Technologies, visited the USACE Buffalo District Corps of Engineers March 10, 2016 as part of a job shadow opportunity. Six students from the two schools received demonstrations and presentations from an array of engineering and science disciplines.

Students from two local Buffalo, NY high schools, Niagara Falls and the Charter School of Applied Technologies, visited the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Buffalo District, March 10, as part of a job shadow opportunity. Six students from the two schools watched demonstrations and presentations from an array of engineering and science disciplines.

 

USACE Buffalo District team members provided the students with a glimpse into the typical workday of USACE scientists and engineers.  The demonstrations provided by the USACE team showed the students that science and engineering fields involve a mix of field and office work. Civil Engineer Dustin Tellinghuisen provided a presentation on civil structural design that included a discussion on the different materials (steel, concrete, wood, etc.) used by civil/structural engineers.

 

Keith Koralewski, the Chief of Hydrology and Hydraulics Engineering and Water Management, provided an overview of water management in the District, including the Mount Morris Dam and the District’s participation in the International Joint Commission. This was followed by a tour of the Black Rock Lock by Lock Operator Tom Braunscheidel. The day wrapped up with a presentation on Buffalo District Operations by Operations Branch Chief Bob Remmers.

 

“Job shadowing provides high school students, who are seriously considering their college choices and career options, with an idea of real world applications of science, technology, and engineering disciplines,” said EEO Officer Judy Phillips. “We hope this experience will help the students when making decisions about their future.”

 

March 10 and April 14 mark the final two sessions of a five-month Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEO)-sponsored job shadow of Buffalo District scientists and engineers.