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OVER 1,000 DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS EXPECTED TO ATTEND 3rd ANNUAL CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE EXPO

Thursday, May 16, 2013   (0 Comments)
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OVER 1,000 DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS EXPECTED TO ATTEND 3rd ANNUAL CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE EXPO

 

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2013

WHERE: Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R St., Detroit, Mich., 313-577-8400

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: Students, grades 7-9, who have signed a drug-free pledge, will arrive starting at 9:30 a.m. and will engage in hands on masonry, carpentry and electrical work, in addition to operating heavy construction equipment.  They will also be viewing displays and demonstrations of engineering excellence, and performing skits that highlight a drug-free theme.

PRESS CONFERENCE: At 10:30 a.m., a press conference will be held in the front parking lot, weather permitting.  Speakers will include: Harvey Hollins, Governor’s Office of Urban Affairs; Janet Howard, Deputy Director of the Michigan Workforce Development Agency; Pamela Moore, Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation; and Kirk Steudle, Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: This third annual event is organized by the Michigan Design & Construction Coalition, The Black Caucus Foundation of Detroit, the Michigan Department of Transportation and Detroit Public Schools.  The goal is to promote a drug-free educational experience, and highlight engineering and construction careers as an option for students once they graduate from high school.  See next page for a list of coalition members and sponsors.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Carol Weaver
Detroit Public Schools
313-409-3449

Douglas Needham, P.E.
Michigan Design & Construction Coalition
517-896-6186

 

Construction Science Expo Coalition Members 

• American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan

• American Society of Civil Engineers Michigan Chapter

• Asphalt Pavement Association of Michigan

• Michigan Concrete Association

• Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association

• Michigan Laborers-Employers Cooperation & Education Trust Funds

• International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324

Construction Science Expo Sponsors 

Michigan Department of Transportation

• The Black Caucus Foundation

• Michigan Laborers-Employers Cooperation & Education Trust Funds

• International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324

• Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association

• Michigan Society of Professional Engineers

• Asphalt Pavement Association of Michigan

• Michigan Concrete Association

• American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan

• American Society of Civil Engineers Michigan Chapter

Construction Science Expo Student Sponsors 

• Anderson, Eckstein and Westrick, Inc.

• Cadillac Asphalt

• Devon Industrial Group

• Hart & Associates Construction, LLC.

• HNTB Michigan, Inc.

• Operating Engineers Local 324 LMEC

• Utility Services of America

Special Gift Sponsors 

• The Black Caucus Foundation

• Walbridge


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