Engineering Speaks gives engineers from Columbia the opportunity to speak directly to students in local schools.
Typically engineers tell a “life story” and explain their personal path, including passions, education, current work, etc. Groups are supervised by school personnel and range from a single class of about 20-30 students to large groups of about 200, who prepare questions in advance. Talks are scheduled on site at the school during the school day, typically between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM, and last roughly an hour. Outreach Programs staff accompanies the speaker to the school.
Educators interested in having a speaker come to your school to talk about their experiences can sign up through Explorable Places!