Prairie Engineers of Illinois and other engineering firms and organizations in
the Peoria area have underwritten the cost to offer free admission to all Peoria
Riverfront Museum visitors on Sunday, Engineering Day. The museum will be open
from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., with demonstrations, hands-on activities and the
opportunity to talk to engineers and explore engineering careers. Last year,
over 2,200 people attended this event.
Elsewhere in the area, there will be a
bridge-breaking competition for area high school students at White Oaks Mall in
Springfield on Feb. 21 and classroom visits in the Bloomington-Normal area.
Engineers continue to experience a favorable job market, with demand for
engineers expected to grow by 10 percent over the coming decade. Engineering is
a very versatile degree, with career options spanning health care, agriculture,
entertainment, business, environmental, infrastructure, aerospace, manufacturing
and many more.
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More information about Engineers Week and careers in engineering is
available online at
For more information about Engineering Day activities at the Peoria
click here (PDF).
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Prairie Engineers of