Local

March 1, 2013

412th TENG engineers dazzle young minds at 13th Annual Engineers Career Day in Bakersfield

Derek Lennon, 412th Test Engineering Group, poses for a picture as a young student flies an F-22 Raptor with a portable simulator. Engineers from the 412th Test Wing visited California State University, Bakersfield Feb. 22 as part of the 13th Annual Engineers Day event, which offered high schoolers from Kern County the chance to learn more about what engineers and geoligists do. The event was sponsored by CSUB, The Society of Petroleum Engineers and Kern County Superintendent of Schools School to Career.

The 13th Annual Engineers Career Day event Feb. 22 at California State University, Bakersfield, went extremely well with a strong presence from Edwards Air Force Base.

There were more than 500 8th to 12th grade students from throughout Kern County in attendance at the event.

An Information/Hands-on booth, F-22 hands-on simulator station and career speaker were provided by the 412th Test Wing. This event was spearheaded by the 412th TW Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Outreach Program, which was largely supported by personnel from the 412th Test Engineering Group.

Luke Rischar, 412th Test Engineering Group, stands in front of the Edwards Air Force Base information booth with a robot on the table at the 13th Annual Engineers Day event.

Event coordinators thanked Mickey Bowen, James Alich, Luke Rishar, as well as engineers Jack Earl and Derek Lennon from 412th TENG, who helped make the career event the “best with the talent they brought to the students.”

Jack and Derek were kept busy from set-up to tear down of the simulator from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mickey Bowen, 412th Test Wing, stands in front of the Edwards Air Force Base information booth at the 13th Annual Engineers Day event Feb. 22. The event was part of the base’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics initiative.

Although Bakersfield local business is geared towards the petroleum industry, Edwards AFB has definitely become a staple of the Annual National Engineers Day with teachers and students returning to say hi and how they have chosen a different career path other than petroleum because of the Edwards AFB presence, according to event organizers.

Editorís note: Information provided by Pamela Willis, WZI Inc. and Mickey Bowen.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Air Force photograph by Chris Higgins

412th Test Wing 1st Quarter Award Winners

Air Force photograph by Chris Higgins Brig. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, watches Jeanette White, 412th Civil Engineering Group, absolutely smash a foam baseball into the audience after accepting her 30-year...
 
 

News Briefs May 22, 2015

North Gate safety alert SAFETY ALERT! Due to mechanical issues with the North Gate, there have been large metal plates installed over gaps in the roadway while repair operations are being scheduled. Drivers should exercise caution and reduce speeds in these areas. In inclement weather and blowing dust, the plates may become slippery and vehicles,...
 
 
MG-appointments

Don’t be a no show

The 412th Medical Group is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of you and your family by providing access to its services and the best possible medical care. No shows are a costly problem for the 412th MDG and the patie...
 

 
Air Force photograph by Brad White

Team Edwards hosts Military Retiree Appreciation Day

Air Force photograph by Brad White Approximately 400 military retirees, their families and surviving spouses were in attendance during the 2015 Military Retiree Appreciation Day event held at the Oasis Community Center and 27 i...
 
 

Education Center Open House May 27

The Edwards AFB Education Center will be hosting an Open House†that will be open to all military and their family members, and civilians working on Edwards 11 a.m.-1 p.m., May 27. The Education and Training†Center is located on 140 Methusa Ave., Bldg. 2453. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with the Ed Center staff...
 
 

Excellence in Aviation Award banquet set for June 13

The Flight Test Historical Foundation will hold the 5th annual Excellence in Aviation Awards banquet June 13. This year’s honorees are the California Air National Guard’s 163rd Reconnaissance Wing from March Air Reserve Base. The wing operates the remotely piloted MQ-1 Predator aircraft built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. For the first time in the...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>