Fluor engages and empowers employees to promote STEM education to students through outreach and volunteerism. While volunteering with youth during Engineers Week, employees help foster an interest in engineering at an early age by visiting local schools and offering students the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities that spark their creativity and imagination. This year, Fluor volunteers visited 164 schools and charitable organizations, providing more than 12,800 students with approximately 18,800 hours of STEM enrichment.
In addition, student teams participated in the Fluor Engineering Challenge. The challenge is a great way for students to share in the Engineers Week fun. With the help of an expert team of scientists and educators, the Fluor Friendly Competition designed in 2016 by Team Wabu in Manila, has been adapted for students as a hands-on experience to coincide with this year's celebrations.
Visit the Fluor Engineering Challenge site for the winners of the 2017 competition.
To help further DiscoverE's mission, Fluor employees participated in the Global Marathon For, By and About Women in Engineering & Technology. The two-day event included compelling presentations, conversations and the opportunity to share stories of personal, educational and professional challenges and successes.
Renee Perry, senior director of Material Management, Fluor, served as the 2017 Global Marathon chair and was Fluor's representative on the Global Marathon Thought Leadership team. In addition, Fluor’s Katy Marshall, vice president, project director, hosted a session, “Mentoring Throughout Your Career,” on the second day of the event.
If you missed this informative event, you can catch the Global Marathon on demand by clicking here and registering to access the recorded sessions.