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44th Annual Engineering Career Guidance Conference
February 20 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
The 44th Annual Career Guidance Conference will be held at the Kirkwood Hotel Conference Center on Tuesday February 20th, 2018 in conjunction with Engineers Week. Iowa Flood Center research engineer Tony Loeser will share a presentation and the IFC will use their interactive watershed model to help students “discover” their watershed. The model demonstrates how upstream changes in the landscape impact downstream flooding.This is an annual event for surrounding high school students where they can meet with, talk to, and learn from area engineers about careers in engineering. The event is half a day starting in the morning at 9:15 AM and runs to 1:00 PM and includes displays, breakout sessions, hands-on demonstrations, lunch, and one-on-one discussions with working engineers. The conference is a way to educate and interest students in the field of engineering. This year, around 400 high school students are expected to attend.