Engineering Academy

The Engineering Academy provides high school students with an understanding of the work required to deliver superior water and resource recovery services to the community. 
 
This long-standing program focuses on hands-on learning and careers in water while providing students a chance to use their creativity and problem-solving skills to solve real problems that water professionals face. 
 
Due to the popularity of this program, and a desire to engage older students, there are now two programs available. 
 
  1. Engineering Academy is a program that introduces students in 9th -12th grades to the work done at a water utility. Students learn about basic infrastructure, meters, water towers and pipe investigation. 
     
  2. H2O Engineers is a more in-depth program where 11th and 12th grade students dig deeper into the engineering principles that help a water utility function. Students learn about flow and pressure, infrastructure design and planning, and technological advancements in break detection.
Engineering academies are one-day sessions held during winter and spring breaks at one of WSSC’s locations.

Winter Offering: (Registration below)

  • Engineering Academy -  Thursday, December 28, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Temple Hills Depot, Temple Hills, MD  
     
  • H2O Engineers -  Thursday, December 28, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Seneca Wastewater Treatment Plant, Great Seneca Highway, Germantown 

Spring Offering: Save the date (Registration will open February 1)

  • Engineering Academy - Montgomery County - Wednesday, March 28
  • H2O Engineers -  Prince George’s County - Wednesday, April 4 

These events are free of charge and limited to 20 participants. Direct questions to communityoutreach@wsscwater.com

Registration now open and will close on December 8.


Due to the popularity of this event, preference will be given to students in WSSC’s service area - Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. Other students will be placed on a waitlist and notified on December 11 if space is available.