Engineering Explorers

Eng Explorers 2014-15 Schedule

The Engineering Explorer Program is sponsored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and is dedicated to helping High School students learn about challenges and careers in science and engineering. We offer a unique opportunity for students to meet with engineers in the Anchorage area and learn about what they do for a living.

What is Engineering Explorers?

The Engineering Explorers is an Anchorage-based  high school club sponsored by the Alaska Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). The Engineering Explorers meet twice a month throughout the school year to learn about a wide spectrum of engineering disciplines  including mechanical, chemical, structural, electrical, petroleum, mechanical, and aerospace.

Each meeting has an engineering discipline as a theme. Meetings begin with an engineering professional brief presentation, followed by a challenging activity related to that session’s theme. The students divide into small groups where they must use inductive reasoning, effective teamwork, and demonstrate problem solving skills to complete the challenge successfully.

Want to be an engineer?

Because of the demands of an engineering education, it is important to begin preparation early in high school. Those wishing to enter engineering school should take algebra 1and 2, trigonometry, biology, physics, three units of social studies, one or two units of fine arts/humanities, geometry, calculus, chemistry, four units of English, two or three units of foreign language, and computer programming or computer applications. Advanced placement or honors courses are recommended. High school guidance counselors can often assist in determining which courses are appropriate.

For more information or to be added to the Engineering Explorers distribution list contact:

Chad Wermager    Chad.Wermager@bp.com    907-564-4196
Alex Youngmun    907-564-4864