Engineering and Technology
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in a STEM field, our engineering and technology career exploring program can provide exposure to a range of professions.
Meet with real-world engineers, programmers and more
Like many STEM fields, engineering and technology are projected to be among the most in-demand professions for decades to come. The engineering and technology career exploring program is an ideal opportunity for young men and women to gain hands-on experience in the field. The program is open to Explorers between the ages of 14 and 20 who have an interest in engineering and technology.
As part of the program, you will get to experience firsthand what it is like to be on the cutting edge of engineering and technological discoveries and much more.
BSA LifeStructures (Architecture) – Post #898
One of the foremost architectural firms in Indiana, BSA LifeStructures dedicates itself to bringing facilities to life, creating facilities that support and enhance the practices of healing, learning and discovery as well as the people involved in these fields.
Explorers who participate in this program have the opportunity to learn about architectural design and problem solving under the supervision of experienced BSALS architects. They also have the opportunity to learn and practice designing their own structures in the BSALS office. Additionally, several meetings involve field trips so Explorers can take guided tours of recently constructed buildings led by the architects who helped to design them.
The program year will culminate with a trip to the Ball State School of Architecture to meet architecture students and professors and to view current student projects. For Explorers who are interested in architecture, this program provides a hands-on, high-level and fun introduction to the field. They will have the opportunity to connect with and work alongside professional architects. In addition to gaining valuable experience, students will earn a significant and impressive item for college resumés!
Eli Lilly & Co. (Engineering) – Post #393
This Post meets twice per month during the school year to help Explorers learn about engineering careers in various disciplines and work environments. Typically, one meeting per month is an activity and the other is a tour.
Past activities have included mousetrap car contests, spaghetti bridge building, an activity related to pharmaceutical development, a circuit-building lab and “CSI Indianapolis,” where students use math, physics and logic principles to solve a crime. Each activity is tied to a concept important either in the study of engineering and engineering technology or situations an Explorer may encounter in an engineering workplace (communications, making presentations, etc.). Tours take place at businesses in the Indianapolis area and have included such locations as the Indianapolis Zoo, a local architecture and engineering firm, various facilities under construction, a local IndyCar racing team and Lucas Oil Stadium.
|Philip Horstemeyer||–||September 21 (Click to RSVP)||First Wednesday of the month||Lilly Technology Center North, Building 301, 1200 West Morris Street, Indianapolis||$82|
Eli Lilly & Co. (IT) – Post #1876
This Post introduces Explorers to the broad range of career opportunities in the world of computing and information technology (IT). Topics include business analysis, application development and coding, data and analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, networking, mobility and augmented and virtual reality. Explorers will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with a variety of professionals working in these areas, several of whom are recent college graduates.
Activities will include tours, guest speakers, question-and-answer sessions and individual/group activities.
|Francisco Gonzalez||–||October 4 (Click to RSVP)||–||Lilly Technology Center North, Building 301, 1200 West Morris Street, Indianapolis||$82|