In September, the Cal State University Fullerton Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers visited Athena Engineering’s offices in San Dimas. Bridgette Forbes, a Project Engineer in the Building Automation Department, and Matt Brock, a Project Engineer in the Construction Department coordinated their visit and taught the student’s about careers in mechanical systems construction. The 15 students that came to our office came from a variety of backgrounds and declared majors, but had a shared interest in what a career in mechanical engineering looks like. Bridgette and Matt took the time to explain (over pizza, of course) what a day in the life of a mechanical engineer can look like in our industry, including design, energy efficiency studies, programming, and building. After all, the ultimate reward to a mechanical engineer in construction is that we get to design, but also construct our dreams!
American Society of Mechanical Engineers: https://www.asme.org
California State University, Fullerton: https://www.fullerton.edu