Reminder Media Advisory – Photo Op: WSSC Sparks the Interest of Future Engineers

Region’s Largest Water Utility Celebrates National Engineers Week by Promoting Careers in STEM

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Local Students to Participate in Hands-On Engineering Activities


Laurel, Md. – February 23, 2018 – Sparking the interest of future engineers, WSSC is working to build its talent pipeline by promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and careers during National Engineers Week (February 18-24) with several hands-on programs geared to local Maryland students.

The three-part series kicked off on Tuesday with WSSC’s first-ever Engineering & Internship Fair for college students interested in exploring careers in the water industry.  WSSC hosted its second annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day for approximately 40 7th to 9th-grade girls from across Montgomery and Prince George’s counties on Thursday.

WSSC involvement in National Engineers Week culminates with the popular Sewer Science program today for 20 students from Fairmount Heights High School. Through hands-on experiments, students learn about engineering and water treatment at WSSC’s Parkway Wastewater Treatment Plant in Laurel.

Media are welcome to attend: 

Special Edition Sewer Science
When: Friday, February 23, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: WSSC’s Parkway Wastewater Treatment Plant, 10198 Canadian Way, Laurel, MD 20708

EDITOR’S NOTE: All events are very visual involving students engaging in hands-on engineering-related activities. This is a great local education story focused on a national need to attract more students to STEM careers. We can be flexible on time.

WSSC Water is the proud provider of safe, seamless and satisfying water services, making the essential possible every day for our neighbors in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. We work to deliver our best because it’s what our customers expect and deserve.

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