Educational Outreach

Brand Building: Are You a Graphic Designer in the Making?

by Julee Koncak March 27, 2017

Who are the members of a building project team? Ask around and you’ll get some consistent answers: engineers, architects and construction professionals. A graphic designer is probably not the first position that comes to mind — or even the second or third. Yet, they are a secret weapon in a project’s success. At Burns & […]

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Are You an Architect in the Making?

by Julee Koncak March 14, 2017

Do you have a passion for traditional STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — but also like to draw and create? Are you a dreamer and a doer? You just might be a future architect. Some students develop their passion for architecture at a young age. It’s no wonder why — an appealing […]

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Women Engineers Share What They Love about Their Careers

by Emily Rhoden February 22, 2017

Women are vastly underrepresented in the engineering industry. Studies show that roughly 20 percent of engineering students and only 14 percent of the engineering workforce are women. We work tirelessly to fight these statistics and get more women into a field that offers so much potential. And one way we to do that is by […]

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5 Things You Can Do Now to Help Engineer a Child’s Interest in STEM

by Emily Rhoden February 20, 2017

You know the saying: “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I’m one of those lucky ones. As an education outreach coordinator at Burns & McDonnell, I am not only living my passion, I’m witnessing those special “student spark” moments. You know, that moment when […]

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Are You an Engineer in the Making?

by Julee Koncak June 16, 2016

Were you addicted to Legos as a young kid? Do you like math? Do you immediately want to solve any problem you encounter? Look out — you may be an engineer in the making. Students from Mason Elementary in Lee’s Summit, Missouri are pondering these questions now. As the winners of the 2016 Burns & […]

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