A Holiday Season Twist: Teens Spend Their Break Learning Engineering and Science

Photo Editors: Hands-on engineering activities with students at a bustling depot

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LAUREL – December 28, 2016: While many teenagers are idle during the holiday break, 33 high school, and middle school students from Prince George’s, Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties will be rolling up their sleeves and learning about engineering and science through hands-on activities with WSSC.

For the seventh straight yea,r students will be calibrating instruments, designing projects with AutoCAD, reading engineering plans, testing meters, and measuring turbidity of the Potomac and Patuxent rivers. The students will work beside WSSC professionals to get a glimpse into the many facets of the water industry. 

WHAT:      WSSC’s Seventh Annual Engineering Academy

WHO:        33 Prince George’s, Montgomery and Anne Arundel county students: Annapolis High School, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Bowie High School, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Frost School of Aspen Hill, Gaithersburg High School, Good Counsel High School, Indian Creek Upper School, James H. Blake High School, Kingsview Middle School, Laurel High School, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, Montgomery Blair High School, North County High School, Northwest High School, Oxon Hill High School, Roberto Clemente Middle School, Robert Goddard Montessori, Rockville High School, Springbrook High School, Suitland High School, Wheaton High School, White Oak Middle School, Winston Churchill High School and several home-schooled students.

WHERE:   Gaithersburg Depot, 111 W. Diamond Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

WHEN:      8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Thursday, December 29, 2016

 

Established in 1918, today WSSC is among the largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation. We proudly serve the 1.8 million residents of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, providing life’s most precious resource. WSSC drinking water has always met or exceeded federal standards.

 

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