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Future engineers get hands on experience on model bridges

April 13, 2018

Future engineers of New York City bridges may be coming from Staten Island.

Nearly 100 high school students joined engineers for an interactive conference at Notre Dame Academy in Grymes Hill Friday morning.

Students learned how to program a robot and build model bridges to go through stress tests.

Organizers with the nonprofit, Engineering Tomorrow, said they hope to inspire more women and minorities to become engineers.

"We open the kids eyes to the possibility of being an engineer. The first question we ask these students in the morning is how many of you know an engineer, how many of you know what an engineer does and we get a very limited response," said Michael Legg, Executive Director at Engineering Tomorrow.

The students were also able to ask the volunteers from Manhattan college about majoring in engineering fields.