National Engineers Week 2015

I participated in National Engineer's week at my home town middle school with my IBM colleagues earlier today.  IBM is a sponsor of the yearly event which is designed to increase awareness of math and science and foster teamwork and creative thinking.    This was my six year participating in the event and I had the pleasure of presenting to my son's 7th grade science calls

 We each discussed our IBM engineering career, the different types of engineers, and how students can prepare for a career in engineering.  The students were engaged and asked questions about mobile, cloud, analytics, Watson and more.  Each class also participated in a group activity in which they became an "engineer for a day" where they had to work together as team, with limited time and limited materials to design a shoe.

We discussed the new IBM partnership with the Weather Company, connected cars, Internet of Things and the new CogniToys, powered by IBM Watson.  Video is below.