Students at George Westinghouse College Prep, along with staff and faculty, attended the 7th annual P.I.E. Paschen: Innovations in Engineering, event on Monday, March 14th (on PIE DAY!). F.H. Paschen hosted the event at Westinghouse College Prep as an introduction to their Paschen Engineering Scholars Program as well as the field of engineering for interested candidates.
The Paschen Engineering Scholars Program began in 2015 and exposes students to curriculum and hands-on activities that develops technical skills, builds problem-solving abilities, and offers real-world work experience as well as access to career opportunities in the STEM and construction fields.
Westinghouse College Prep and F.H. Paschen welcomed founder and CEO of EKI-digital and founder and chairman of KillerSpin, Robert Blackwell Jr., as the guest speaker for the evening event. Robert spoke to his career journey and how valuable a math and science education is. Robert generously donated a KillerSpin table to Westinghouse where he challenged students and staff to matches following the event.
“Our scholar program is a great opportunity for students to dive into the world of STEM and get insight into the large breadth of opportunities available within each field,” said F.H. Paschen COO Chuck Freiheit. “Since its inception, it has continued to evolve and we’re so proud of the impact it has made in the lives of the students that have participated in the scholar program as well as those who have come to us as interns. We’re opening doors for the next generation of construction.”
Following the event, students interested in the program will apply to be a Paschen Scholar. Applications are followed up with interviews with F.H. Paschen team members, who will then select six students that will be welcomed into the program at the annual Hard Hat Ceremony at F.H. Paschen in May.