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GeoTek has engaged several of the office staff from the company president down to the field staff, which primarily will be the Engineers in Training (which have recently graduated with a BS in Engineering) and Professional Engineers to put together a program that will encourage High School aged kids to pursue the Engineering Field.  All this is going to be done through the Boy Scouts of America, specifically the Explorers program.   Exploring described by the exploring website: Exploring exists to teach important life and career skills to young people from all backgrounds through immersive career experiences and mentorship provided by community and business leaders like you. Together, we equip young people with character, leadership and life skills that can be used both today and in their future careers. Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Businesses and community organizations initiate a career-specific Explorer post or club by matching their people and organizational resources to the career interests of youth in the community. The result is a program of interactive activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop  GeoTek is targeting youth from 16 to 20, that are interested in the engineering field. The program is going to be done in modules, connected with an overall theme. We池e going to start with soils, then move into concrete and then structures. Like the building process, foundation to roof.   Our modules will include several lessons, a project and a field trip:  -	The soils module will deal with the different types of soil and their properties. We値l discuss their uses, how they interact with each other, how moisture contributes to their strength and the importance of a solid foundation. We have several hands-on laboratory tests which will demonstrate these principles. A project at the end of the module. will be to build a model earth dam. Monetary amounts will be set to the different soils, which will demonstrate that engineering also has project management and value engineering involved. The team that can build a dam that will hold the most water, for the cheapest amount will win. (I found a YouTube video that inspired the project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWEWVw7TGk4). Concluding the module, we will visit a mass grading site, probably a retention basin, to see all the principals in action.  -	The Concrete module will deal with the different types of concrete and their properties. We値l discuss how concrete is made, the different ways to make it stronger or weaker and it痴 uses. We値l have several hands on learning projects, like doing a mix design, making concrete and testing the concrete for compressive strength. The project at the end of the module be a mini concrete boat, with monetary amounts set to the concrete ingredients. The team that can build a floating boat, for the least amount of money will win. This will reinforce the has project management and value engineering involved in real life. Concluding the module, we値l visit a concrete batch plant, to see the real-life production of concrete.  -	The structure module will deal with the types of structures, how they interact with foundations and soils. We値l discuss the different types of buildings, construction methods and construction materials. We値l do several hands-on projects, designing and building models. The end project for this module is still in progress, and the field trip will involve a trip to one of the several buildings we have going on.
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