Are you intrigued about a possible career in science or technology related fields? Well then we have some exciting programs for you. These programs are in high demand and youth ages 14 to 20, will gain hands on experience by working alongside a professional. This is a great way to get a head start on building your future. The following are just a few of the hands on opportunities that you will be able to take part in:
- Computer Program Development
- IT Security
- Architecture and much more
If you are interested in Science and Technology careers, you can receive more information regarding the programs listed below, by e-mailing:
Post Biography Profiles:
Black and Veatch — Black and Veatch Explorer Post consists of 100+ Kansas City metropolitan area high school students ages 14-19 that have shown interest in math and science. The Post is run by a group of student officers under the supervision of advisors who are B&V employees. Black & Veatch has sponsored an engineering Explorer Post for more than 30 years. The Post holds meetings monthly. The student officers dedicate each month to a different discipline of engineering. Meetings typically include a presentation from a guest speaker about a topic pertaining to the chosen discipline as well as some sort of hands on activity or contest that will also illustrate concepts of the discipline being discussed. Students also tour a different engineering facility monthly.
Black and Veatch Explorer Post has hosted speakers from Garmin Aviation, George Butler & Associates, Sprint, KC Power and Light, and many other companies. In the past year we have toured: hotel construction sites, recording studios, FM radios, Hallmark, Colgate-Palmolive Plant, KU Medical Center, Kansas Speedway, and others. The Post also explores engineering outside Kansas City. Once a year, we organize a super activity for 4 days to visit other science and technological centers in another City. Some of the cities we have visited include Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC, Houston, and San Francisco. We have had the opportunity to visit amazing places such as NASA and their mission control center, The Battleship Texas, the Smithsonian Institute Museums, national monuments throughout Washington, DC, Norfolk - OP Sail 2000 parade of ships, Baltimore ESPN zone, American History Museum, World of Coca - Cola, CNN and a taping of Talk Back Live , the Golden Gate Bridge, Intel Museum, and the Berkeley Lab.
Join us in our exploration of engineering! For more information please go visit the Black and Veatch Website.