Students Explore Engineering Careers At ECUA Cantonment Facility

December 9, 2017

The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, the Escambia County School District, and CH2M welcomed middle school students this week to learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers. This outreach event introduced Escambia County students to the STEM skills and principles needed to pursue engineering careers.

The ECUA/ECSD/CH2M partnership is an opportunity for the three organizations to give back to the community and get students excited about pursuing a STEM career.

ECUA Executive Director, Stephen Sorrell adds, “As a local utility, ECUA strives to contribute and partner with the community wherever possible. We’re excited to share the science and technology behind a public health need that is so basic to all, and to expose students to the possibilities that may be open to them in the STEM fields. The earlier we can engage with and encourage students to consider engineering careers, the better!”

Students from Ferry Pass Middle School visited the ECUA Central Water Reclamation Facility in Cantonment to learn about the science and engineering behind ECUA’s ’s water reclamation process – where the collected wastewater goes and how it is treated and reused. The 3-hour program included presentations from CH2M and ECUA engineers including an interactive 3-D breakout session and a tour of the facility.

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