This year students, faculty, and staff of George Westinghouse College Prep attended the 8th annual P.I.E. (Paschen: Innovations in Engineering) Day event on Wednesday, February 1st. F.H. Paschen hosted the event at Westinghouse College Prep as an introduction to their Paschen Engineering Scholars Program.
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.
Project Engineer, Michael Campbell kicked off the event with a history lesson of F.H. Paschen and giving background information on the Paschen Scholars Program. Following the presentation students competed in groups to build the tallest standing towers with marshmallows and toothpicks. The event also included testimonies from current scholars, which allowed potential candidates to hear from their peers on what it means to be a Paschen Scholar.
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.