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How Do I Become an Engineer?

September 14, 2019, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Designed for high school students, this event will include a one-hour panel discussion and Q&A at the Linda Hall Library with young engineers. Following the panel discussion, students and guests will tour the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering to learn about academic programs and see engineering demonstrations.


9:00 a.m………………………………Doors open
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m………….. Panel discussion/Q&A at the Linda Hall Library
10:45 a.m. – Noon…………………UMKC School of Computing and Engineering tour and demonstrations

Panel 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.

Panel Members:

  • Tia Campbell
    Electrical Designer, Henderson Engineers 
    BS, Electrical & Computing Engineering, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Shawn Herrington
    PhD student in engineering and Graduate Research Assistant, Parachute and Aerial Systems Lab
    University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Adam Johnson
    Mechanical Engineer, Honeywell 
    BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Chelsea Pfaffy
    Civil Engineer-in-Training, Wilson & Company, Inc. 
    BS, Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • 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 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.


This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.


September 14, 2019
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Linda Hall Library
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Linda Hall Library
5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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