PSEC Education Section

Welcome Teachers, Parents, & Students!

This web site is being provided by the Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) and its member societies. Engineering
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It includes direct links to several local engineering educational activities, and some related national engineering sites for additional educational information (e.g. ideas for Science Fair displays, descriptions of what various types of engineers do, and National Engineers Week related information).

Also provided are links to the local engineering societies that make up PSEC, with a contact name for a Mentor Coordinator – to help schools directly with mentor related requests (e.g. getting a specific type of engineer as a volunteer Mentor for a design team).

PSEC also has a Career Day Speaker program that provides engineer speakers to high schools and middle schools – usually as part of a Career Day event, coordinated by the school.

We encourage teachers to contact the engineering education event contact directly, or the Mentor Coordinator for the engineering society that matches your requirement best. Or send a general inquiry to the PSEC President or the Career Day Speakers Coordinator.

Gary Foss
PSEC Outreach Coordinator
Outreach@pseconline.org

Career Day Speaker Program

The Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) maintains a list of engineers willing to talk to high schools & middle schools about engineering.

Typically these talks are part of a Career Day event being held by the school.

Some schools have the engineer be part of a panel of 3-4 engineers, some have the engineer give one presentation only, some have the engineer give the same presentation three times to three student groups (the students rotate around to multiple profession speakers – sometimes as many as 75 choices are available at some schools with large organized Career Day events).

If you are a teacher looking for an engineer speaker, please contact us at Outreach@pseconline.org. You might also be interested in the presentations that some of our member societies have prepared and made available on our What is Engineering? section.

You can also take advantage of our "Ask An Engineer" program. We have some typical questions there.

If you are an engineer who is interested in making yourself available for the speaker program, send an e-mail note to Outreach@pseconline.org