The 12th Annual Lower Hudson Valley Engineering EXPO will be held Sunday, March 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at White Plains High School, 550 North Street in White Plains.
The Engineering EXPO is a fun, hands-on learning event free for all ages of students and adults. Free parking is provided and food and beverages are available for purchase. Giveaways and hourly prizes including five headsets by “Beats Dre Solo HD.”
For more information, go to www.beanengineer.org and on Facebook/LowerHudsonValleyEngineeringExpo.
More than 100 engineering exhibitors are participating, including representatives from more than 40 of the region’s leading learning institutions such as Rutgers, Cornell, Villanova, Manhattan, RPI, Lehigh, WCC, Tufts, SUNY and many more local and regional colleges.
All fields of engineering will be featured: Civil, Structural, Chemical, Electrical, Biomedical, Computer, Mechanical, Petrochemical, Environmental, Materials and Nuclear.
Engineering EXPO founder and organizer Mal McLaren, president and CEO of McLaren Engineering Group of West Nyack, said engineering ranks No.1 in career opportunities for college graduates and he encourages parents of school-aged children as young as middle school to attend Engineering EXPO to expose them to the field.
“Engineers play a key role in virtually everything we do,” McLaren said. “However, U.S. businesses are experiencing a shortage of engineers, with 89 percent saying they have difficulty filling engineering positions. Our country and economy needs many more trained engineers and the EXPO is designed to help meet this demand by encouraging more students to pursue engineering studies.
“If you have a child with an aptitude and interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), it would be a Sunday very well spent,” McLaren said.