WESTINGHOUSE ENGINEERS CHALLENGE STUDENTS TO DISCOVER 'E'
WESTINGHOUSE ENGINEERS CHALLENGE STUDENTS TO DISCOVER 'E' BALTIMORE, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 200 Westinghouse engineers will be taking to classrooms throughout Central Maryland in the weeks ahead as participants in an annual student outreach program called Discover "E." The "E" stands for engineering and the engineers will be visiting with elementary, middle and high school students to discuss careers in engineering, math and science. Sponsored by Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Electronic Systems Group, based near the BWI Airport, the outreach program is part of a nationwide campaign during National Engineers Week to encourage more students to enter technical fields. Discover "E" is designed to educate students about the various types of engineering fields and the qualifications needed. Students will have an opportunity to speak directly to professional engineers about their work. "Our goal," said Richard A. Linder, president of Westinghouse's Electronic Systems Group and himself an engineer, "is to show children how science, math and engineering relate to the world around them and why their studies are important. "Engineering, math and science will be the foundation of our economy in the future," he added. "We must do everything we can to vector young people in these directions. If we turn on even one student to a career in engineering, science or math, then we'll have made an important contribution to our future." Each of the 92 Baltimore area schools to be visited this year by Westinghouse engineers as part of the Discover "E" program will receive a check from the company in the amount of $1,000 to be used to support that school's math or science curriculum. Westinghouse's extensive support of Discover "E" has earned the praise of educators throughout the state, including Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nancy Grasmick. "Discover 'E' is a quality statewide partnership that is really helping us move toward Maryland's 'Schools for Success' education reform goals," said Grasmick. "We thank Westinghouse's Electronic Systems Group for its commitment, not only to Discover 'E' and science education, but to the overall improvement of education in our state." Now in its third year, the Discover "E" program may be the single largest student outreach effort the engineering profession has ever sponsored, according to Linder. Westinghouse is one of the largest corporate sponsors of Discover "E." It is estimated that this year some 20,000 engineers nationwide will participate, reaching about 2 million students and teachers. -0- 2/21/92 /CONTACT: Jack Martin of Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group, 410-765-4441/ (WX) CO: Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group ST: Maryland IN: CPR SU:
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