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Arcadis inspires the next generation of engineers

Arcadis inspires the next generation of engineers

 October 01, 2018

Arcadis understands the importance of inspiring the next generation of female engineers. That's why Arcadis supports Arcadian women in presenting at conferences and hosting talks and workshops for school children around the world to teach them about the industry and to encourage them to fulfill their potential, regardless of stereotypes or perceptions about women in engineering.

Arcadis Austria, "Females in STEAM" workshop

Arcadis Australia Pacific hosted a “Females in STEAM” workshop with high school students to encourage studies in engineering, project management and environmental consulting. School students from 6 different high schools attended and were hosted by 8 women from Arcadis. The groups did workshops, games and quizzes to get them thinking about the role of STEAM.

"The workshop was a fantastic opportunity for Arcadis and SYMES Group to work together to inspire school students to understand more about the diversity of STEaM careers available. It was incredible to hear from the school students about their interests and experiences, and hopefully we have them some ideas about the impact that engineers, environmentalists and scientists can have on the world," said Amy Baxendale, Regional Learning and Development Manager for Arcadis Australia Pacific.

Arcadis US, Girls STEM conference

In Delaware Valley University, Alexandra King and Emily Movsesian from Arcadis US presented at the Girls STEM conference. With more than 100 middle-school aged girls from across the Philadelphia region in attendance, the pair presented about their paths to becoming environmental and water resources engineers, and their roles at Arcadis. The presentation also included a hands-on interactive water filtration demonstration to inspire the girls about STEM, environmental engineering, and keeping our waterways clean.

Arcadis UK, environmental workshops

Kate Aspinall, Senior Project Manger for Arcadis United Kingdom, created a series of workshops to get primary school pupils involved in learning about the environment. Using real-life examples, the students talked about how to cut energy usage, and were encouraged to make recommendations for their own schools.

"It's been a great opportunity to develop awareness about the environment, and hopefully encourage young people to consider our industry for a career one day," said Kate. "It’s never too early to get young people excited about the world around them. Sustainability is such an important factor so, prompted by students’ interest in their school buildings, I created a series of workshops to get primary school pupils involved in learning about the environment. We talked about how to cut energy usage and encouraged them to make recommendations for their own schools. It’s the first time Arcadis has worked with primary school children and it’s been a great opportunity to develop awareness and core skills. Using real-life examples, the initiative can raise aspirations among young people and perhaps sow the seeds for a career in our industry one day."

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