Students Spend Spring Break Diving Deep into Water Industry at WSSC’s Engineering Academy

Program Introduces Students to STEM Careers in Water

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – March 25, 2016 – Think of spring break and high school students think of time off to relax away from their daily studies or participate in extracurricular activities. On Tuesday, March 29, 32 8th–12th graders from Montgomery and Prince George’s counties are spending part of their spring break at WSSC’s Engineering Academy, diving head first into the world of water – a water utility, that is.

This is the fifth WSSC Engineering Academy since its debut during spring break of 2011. The academy, one of several STEM-focused programs at WSSC, exposes students to careers in engineering. Students take part in hands-on activities like testing and calibrating meters, using AutoCad for design, pressure testing water hydrants, repairing water mains and analyzing water quality. 

WSSC employees will take part in the academy, guiding students through the ins and outs of STEM careers at WSSC.

Visuals: Students working alongside WSSC employees using programs and equipment used on a daily basis to run WSSC. 

What: WSSC Engineering Academy Interviews and Photo/Op

When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Media please confirm attendance)

Where: WSSC Anacostia Depot, 3500 Kenilworth Avenue, Hyattsville, MD

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.

 

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