“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” Marian Wright Edelman

Our survey team took a field trip last week to do just that. At the Academy of Engineering located in George Jenkins High School, students had the chance to meet members of our survey team. These members shared their personal experiences as a surveyor, described the purpose of multiple tools used when completing projects and even gave students an opportunity to use the tools in the field.

Circling a retention pond, surveyed by our very own CS team, our crew explained why they did the work they did. For example, measuring the volume of water the retention pond can hold will help our engineers understand whether or not they need to make physical adjustments to the ground so that water run-off and other environmental factors don’t allow the retention pond to over flow and flood the parking lots and surrounding roads. Putting this project into perspective helped students tie in a personal connection (for example, the retention pond right outside of their building) to their studies while enrolled in the academy.

Chastain-Skillman knows the value of education and loves to provide these learning opportunities to give students a chance to learn about the engineering side of the A&E (Architect & Engineering industry) and show students a glimpse of what working in this industry can look like. Our crews also provided the students with information on CS’s internship program and how they can get value experience well before college.