Continuing Education

Flipped Learning: Making the Most of Face Time in the Classroom

by Sue Maden March 25, 2014

How many times have you been sitting in a lecture — whether in school or in the workplace — and thought, “What a waste of time”? The speaker might be good and the topic of interest, but we sometimes feel we could just as well have read it on our own, in the comfort of […]

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Emerging Leaders Alliance Trains the Engineering Managers of the Future

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team March 19, 2014

Our educational system is adept at equipping students with the required technical skills for a career in engineering, but student preparation for leadership roles may be inadequate. Add in the fact that although many large corporations have traditionally provided leadership training programs, most small to medium businesses may lack the resources to do so; this […]

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STEM Rules: Come to Meet the Science Mentor Day

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team October 31, 2013

This Saturday — November 2,2013 — the University of Missouri-Kansas City will host the 27th Annual Meet the Science Mentor Day, a STEM-focused initiative. It’s probably no surprise that a bunch of engineers are excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and we hope you’ll make time to come by. Set in the […]

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Students Develop Sustainable Water Solutions in Living Labs

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team August 28, 2013

At the heart of every challenge is a learning opportunity. And at California State University, students have a chance to create and explore innovative water use solutions within the hands-on environment of a living lab. CSU’s 23 campuses interact with 77 California water districts, a large system that doesn’t just present logistical challenges. Factors like […]

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Summer Camp Inspires Future Engineers

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team June 19, 2013

Making magnetic levitation vehicles? Creating catapults to hit a target? Testing structural integrity of towers? One might think these are university-level projects. In reality? They’re just a day in the life of a camper at the Burns & McDonnell Engineering Camp! Last week, seven Burns & Mac employees, six interns, and 40 middle school students […]

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6 Questions to Help You Evaluate Tuition Assistance Programs

by Sue Maden May 20, 2013

Thinking about going back to school for that next degree? Congrats! A lot went into your decision to go back to the classroom. You’ve figured out if you’ll attend on campus or online. You’ve estimated the time and financial commitment, and your family and friends are cheering you on. What about your company or that […]

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