Engineers Week 2023 - Girl Day
The 10th Annual Engineers Week 2023 was held on February 19-25, 2023 and consisted of five days of K-12 outreach to celebrate this year’s theme of Creating the Future. Nikki Zulueta, PE of the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering (LABOE) and Andrea Mosqueda Gonzalez, PE of Ardurra served as the Engineers Week Chairs.
Engineers Week 2023 served over 800 students, teachers, professionals, and volunteers who joined together to inspire the next generation of engineers. The week consisted of Elementary School Day led by Andres Perez of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Middle School Day led by Ani Sarkissian of LADWP, High School Day led by Sam Potts, PE of MNS Engineers, Girl Day led by Christine Rice, PE of Wood Rodgers, and Girl Scouts Day led by Gurjot Kohli, PE of Stantec. LABOE and LADWP were Champion Sponsors for Engineers Week 2023.
Girl Day, led by Christine Rice, was held on Thursday, February 23rd at the California State University at Northridge (CSUN). Girl Day coincided with Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day which is celebrated globally. The day saw over 160 students from 4 different schools/organizations. The students heard from LABOE's Meghan Aldrich, Senior Civil Engineer of the Construction Management Division, who shared about her role at the LA Zoo Expansion. They then toured the CSUN engineering building and saw the mechanics lab, circuits lab, and civil engineering lab. The students built air powered cars, an activity sponsored by Psomas, and paper towers for their hands-on activities.