What type of engineer do you want to be when you grow up? That’s the question that Sarah Zohraby, Principal Transmission Lines Engineer, Transmission & Distribution, recently tried to help kids answer on EnGenious, an interactive and educational children’s website.
EnGenious allows children to explore the relationship between engineering, geosciences and the natural world. Through interactive games and content, children learn about the different types of engineering—the first step in deciding which engineering career path may be right for them. The website also provides teachers with information on how to include engineering in lesson plans and connect educational institutions with the industry professionals.
Sarah was invited to appear on EnGenious by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), which manages the website.
“I was thrilled when APEGA offered me the opportunity to be on EnGenious,” said Sarah. “It’s a great tool to help children learn about engineering and the endless ways in which engineers impact the world around them.”
“It is important for us to connect with our community and educate children about careers in engineering,” said Sandy Taylor, President, Power. “In addition to providing our customers Tier-1 engineering and construction services, we also have an obligation to inspire our youth to ensure the future of engineering is bright.”
Established in 1920 by the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act, APEGA serves the public interest by regulating the practices of engineering and geoscience in Alberta, by providing leadership in these fields, and by upholding its members in their professional practices.