As part of Discover Engineers Week, the Kansas City Business Journal included a 12-page supplement to its February 20 edition focusing on the engineering profession. The feature story written by Laura Loyacono of the KC STEM Alliance highlighted the recently opened KC Engineering Zone, or KC EZ. That program is designed to be a space to create and innovate for Kansas City’s K-12 urban students. U.S. Engineering president Tim Moormeier was involved in the program’s development.
An excerpt from the article:
“The mission of KC EZ goes beyond creating a build space for high school robotics with a state-of-the-industry machine shop,” said Tim Moormeier, President, U.S. Engineering and KC EZ volunteer project manager. “It’s a great start, but it’s just the beginning. KC EZ is structured to grow untapped resources – to open doors for students who are underrepresented on our college campuses and in our STEM workforce.”
From the KC STEM Alliance Web Site
The KC STEM Alliance is a collaborative network of educators, business affiliates and organizations that inspires interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers to generate a robust force of related professionals for our community.
From the DiscoverE Web Site
DiscoverE (formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation) helps unite, mobilize, and support the engineering and technology volunteer communities. Why? They will increase their collaborative footprint in K-12 education and celebrate with the public as it discovers the value of engineering education and careers.