Engineers lend a robotic arm to inspire future generations

More than 200 E-Week classroom visits planned for the Puget Sound region

February 22, 2018 in Our Community

Dana Siegel loves to participate in Boeing’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) inspiration outreach opportunities with students.

“If I enlighten just one student to something they haven’t experienced before, that opens a door," she said.

But inspiring future engineers is only part of why Siegel, a former teacher who now supports Boeing engineering project management in Everett, Wash., volunteered to help coordinate community outreach for Boeing Engineers Week (E-Week).

She also likes seeing how teammates across Boeing learn about the power they have to inspire by sharing some of the things they do on a daily basis.

“Sharing your knowledge about what you do every day gives you perspective that what you do actually can make someone’s life better," Siegel said. "It makes you prouder of what you do and what Boeing does.” 

Boeing teammates across the enterprise will share engineering challenges with tens of thousands of students to inspire the next generation of engineers and innovators. The challenges used in the E-Week classroom activities were all designed by Boeing engineers and inspired by actual Boeing products. 

More than 200 E-Week classroom visits were scheduled for the Puget Sound region.

By William Wilson