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How Do I Become an Engineer?

November 10, 2018, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Are you a junior high or high school student thinking about a career in engineering? Or are you a college student interested in internships, graduate school, or landing your first job? Join us Saturday morning, November 10, for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from young engineers and college representatives.

“How Do I Become an Engineer?” will include a one-hour panel discussion and Q&A with engineers from local firms, followed by a networking opportunity with representatives from area schools of engineering and local engineering societies.


9:30 a.m……………Doors open

10:00 a.m…………… Panel discussion/Q&A

11:00 a.m. – Noon……. Networking with representatives from regional engineering schools

Panal Discussion Moderator:

Rodrigo Carvajal
Operations Specialist, Kiewit Engineering
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Kansas State University

Rodrigo is an Operations Specialist for Learning and Performance at Kiewit Engineering located in Lenexa, Kansas. He provides technical professional development to the engineering staff, focusing on development of entry level engineers. Additional duties include support of project design reviews, plant testing, and warranty work.


Elliot Bauman
Production and Programming, Strahm Automation
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Tulsa

Emily Kackley
Electrical Engineer, Telecommunications Division, Black & Veatch
BS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Master’s degree, Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Amy McClain
Mechanical Design Engineer, Kiewit Engineering
BS, Mechanical Engineering,  Wichita State University

Darius J. Williams
BS/MS Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Missouri-Kansas City


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The event is free and open to any student (junior high, high school, or college) interested in a career in the engineering field. Parents, teachers, and mentors are also welcome to attend! Please register in advance for free e-tickets.


Parking is free in Library parking lots and along the west side of Holmes Street between 51st and 52nd streets. The main entrance to the Library grounds is on Cherry Street. The Linda Hall Library is not affiliated with UMKC. Parking in all UMKC lots is by permit or meter.


November 10, 2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Linda Hall Library


Linda Hall Library
5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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Questions? Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information about these events.

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