Howland Engineering and Surveying Company got an opportunity to participate in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Day at Laredo Community College. Colleges across Texas are reaching out to students in the Hispanic community to pursue careers in the field of science. TAMIU: Texas A&M International University has designed a 2 + 2 program with Texas A&M University for students who want to pursue a degree in engineering. Students in Laredo get to have the opportunity in taking core classes locally and then transfer to College Station in time with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. High school students at the fair were thrilled to interact with recruiters from several colleges, Texas Department of Transportation and local businesses.
Our team of professionals got to interact with students from the Magnet Programs from UISD and LISD districts. Ricardo Villarreal, a Civil Engineer, spoke to students about the importance of mathematics and science in the engineering field. Villarreal, a Texas Aggie, eagerly answered student questions on “what it takes to be an engineer”. Students got to speak to Rebecca Chapa. Also a Texas Aggie, Rebecca received a Bachelor of Science in Renewable Natural Resources and spoke to students on about the interesting and multi-faceted degrees in the field of science.
Howland Engineering and Surveying Company offers summer internships for students in the fields of engineering, surveying, geoscience and foundations. This summer they will offer “Career Day” for high school students. Students will have the opportunity to shadow an engineer or land surveyor for the day. For more info, please visit www.howlandcompanies.com.