Garver judging helps boost LRSD STEM event

Engineers in Garver's North Little Rock, Arkansas office partnered recently with a local school district to help promote to its students careers in science, technology, engineering, and math fields.

While serving as judges for an event held by the Little Rock School District’s Excel program, Garver employees helped promote critical thinking by high school students, who used common supplies to create innovative mock-up products such as a solar-powered phone charger, a compact umbrella that deployed as a car door opened, and a car seat alarm that detects heat. The products were then judged based on innovation, originality, feasibility, and design.

“Because of our common interest in preparing students for entry into STEM fields, Garver and the Excel program were a perfect match,” said Garver Water Project Manager Daniel Hollinger, who sat on the panel of judges. “We were impressed with the creativity of these products, and with the program as a whole, which prepares students for careers in construction, engineering, and medical fields.”

Garver maintains its dedication to promoting the importance of STEM education within local school districts as a way to support the next generation of engineers. The LRSD’s Excel program aims to provide unique educational opportunities for its high school students with professional mentors.

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