STEM careers are the focus of BBCC Engineering Night

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MOSES LAKE — What students need to know to pursue a career in STEM fields was the topic of discussion during Engineering Night, sponsored by Big Bend Community College Thursday.

Engineers from around central Washington talked about their jobs in planning, structural engineering, hydro and electrical engineering, what’s good and bad about the field and what they’ve learned during their careers.

There’s a lot of emphasis on engineering, science, math and technology careers in education, and Dave Dormier said he thinks engineering is a good career choice. Many structural engineers are retiring, and the fields of electronics, chemical engineering, and computer engineering “I think are going to boom,” he said. Dormier is a senior engineer with Erlandsen & Associates, Brewster.

For more on this story, read the full Columbia Basin Herald article by Cheryl Schweizer HERE

Photo Sergue Laprynstev of REC Silicon.

REC Silicon Engineer Sergue Iaprynstev speaks to students at Big Bend’s Engineering night hosted by the STEM Center. (Photo by Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald).