Engineering & Technology Career Exploring
Engineering & Technology Career Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women 14-20 years with an interest in learning more about careers in the fields of Engineering & Technology.
You will get to experience firsthand what it is like to be on the cutting edge of engineering and technology discoveries and so much more!
BSA LIFESTRUCTURES – POST #898 (ARCHITECTURE)
One of the foremost architectural firms in Indiana, BSA LifeStructures dedicates itself to bringing facilities to life, creating facilities that support and enhance the practices of healing, learning and discovery as well as the people involved in these fields.
Students who participate in this program will have the opportunity to learn about architectural design and problem solving under the supervision of experienced BSALS architects. Students will also have the opportunity to learn and practice designing their own structures in the BSALS office. Additionally, several meetings will involve field trips to take guided tours of recently-constructed buildings led by the architects who helped design them. The program year will culminate with a trip to the Ball State School of Architecture to meet architecture students and professors and to view current student projects.
For students who are interested in architecture, this program will give them a hands-on, high-level, and fun introduction to the field. They will have the opportunity to connect with and work alongside professional architects. In addition to gaining valuable experience, students will earn a significant and impressive item for college resumés!
Contact: Scott Gilliam
Open House: Wednesday, September 12 from 6:00-8:00PM (Food will be provided)
Location: 9365 Counselors Row, Third Floor, Indianapolis
$45 DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION; REMAINDER DUE AT FIRST MEETING. THIS COST WILL COVER REGISTRATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORTATION COSTS.
COMPLETE STRUCTURAL CONSULTING – POST #423 & CLUB #424 (STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING)
Complete Structural Consulting is partnering with Exploring to offer a Structural Engineering program designed to educate its participants in budgeting, understanding structural joints, building design, creating production timelines, and testing their designs against earth’s natural elements (wind, rain, and earthquakes).
We will be taking a field trip to an existing site, building cardboard structures/buildings, and much more! This is both a club and a post meaning we will blend middle school and high school aged youth into the program.
The cap for this program is 15 youth!
Contact: Kim Fredericks
Open House: Wednesday, September 5 at 5:00PM
Location: 7125 Fall Creek Road North, Indianapolis
ELI LILLY & CO – POST #393 (ENGINEERING)
The post meets twice per month during the school year to help students learn about engineering careers in various disciplines and work environments. Typically, one meeting per month there is an activity and the other is a tour. Past activities have included mousetrap car contests, spaghetti bridge building, an activity related to pharmaceutical development, a circuit-building lab, and “CSI Indianapolis” where students have to use math, physics, and logic principles to solve a crime. Each activity is tied back to a concept important either in the study of engineering and engineering technology or situations a student may encounter in an engineering workplace (communications, making presentations, etc.). Tours take place at businesses in the Indianapolis area and have included such locations as behind-the-scenes at the Indianapolis Zoo, a local architecture and engineering firm, facilities under construction, a local IndyCar racing team, and Lucas Oil Stadium.
Contact: David Alms
Open House: Wednesday, September 19 6:00PM
Location: Lilly Technology Center, Building 301, 1200 West Morris Street, Indianapolis
PHYXTGEARS – POST #1720 (ROBOTICS)
When students commit to our robotics team they have the opportunity to learn from various subteams headed by professional volunteer mentors. Subteams include mechanical (build the robot), programming (make it do something), electrical (wire it to do something), bling (visual displays and lighting), CAD/CAM (computer aided design), animation (supporting safety videos), media (video, photography, social media, marketing), spirit team (mascot, bleacher), and more. Life-changing career experiences are gained here daily! Email us for more info, and be sure to visit our website, where we also have links to our Facebook profile: www.phyxtgears.org
Our team will be attending FIRST Forums, classes covering different aspects of the robotics team, at Purdue University on Saturday, October 6. We encourage all potential members, and any available parents, to plan to attend this event with our team to help springboard into the new year. Attending our open house and FIRST Forums does not commit you to the team. You can wait to join after you have experienced both events.
Contact: Julia Schlenker
Open House: Tuesday, October 2 from 6:00-9:00PM
Location: Madjax Maker Force 514 East Jackson Street, Muncie
$200 DUE NOVEMBER 15. REMAINING $200 DUE FEBRUARY 28, 2019.
TEAM ROBOTO – POST #447 (ROBOTICS ENGINEERING CONTROLS)
Are you interested in robotics? Come and check out Team Roboto! This robotics team has been well known for their exceptional learning for life atmosphere and their competition awards. Not only do Explorers build robots, but they also learn how to problem solve as a team.
Email Duane Newby for information regarding the fee, open house date/time and times of meetings.
Contact: John Wardwell at (765) 425-5467 or Duane Newby
Location: 3705 West 53rd Street, Anderson