HEI celebrated Engineers Week (February 20-26) by showcasing several of our employees on social media throughout the week. They shared a variety of stories including what led them to their career choice as well as describing a rewarding project they've worked on in their career so far. You can view all the social media posts below.
In addition to the social media content, HEI's teams celebrated the week with a variety of events. Read below for more details.
HEI's Bismarck team volunteers annually at Discover Engineering held at the Kirkwood Mall. Several employees (Nick Graham, Alan Kemmet, Travis Johnson, Dan Heitzman, and Nic Cullen) and their children attended the event and assisted with HEI's booth. Nic Cullen led the coordination of HEI's involvement in this event.
"It is a joint coordination effort between the North Dakota Gateway to Science, the Board of Registration, the North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers, and local engineering firms," states Nic. "Each entity has its own 'station' that teaches a different STEM-related principle. Over the many years [that] HEI has been doing this, we have taught about the principles of electrostatics with Van de Graff generators and other static electricity experiments."
HEI's Travis Johnson was quoted in the news article that covered this event. Read the article here.
From left to right: Nick Graham with his daughter and Alan Kemmet with his two sons helped out at HEI's booth during the Discover Engineering event. The photo at right features children of HEI employees enjoying a STEM activity.
Bowling and a Chocolate Fountain
HEI's Fargo team kicked off Engineers Week with a bowling celebration for employees and their spouses held on February 19. For a midweek treat, the famous chocolate fountain was enjoyed by all throughout the day.
At left, winners from the bowling event included Wade Opsahl, Bennett Uhler, and Mike Ferrie.
HEI's Maple Grove team enjoyed a pizza party for their lunch break to celebrate Engineers Week.
Social Media Posts Recap
Below summarizes all the posts shared during Engineers Week on HEI's social media pages. Thanks to all the participants for sharing their stories!
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Our team had fun re-creating this 20-year "Then and Now
" photo of our transportation team in Fargo, ND. These leaders have helped grow HEI's transportation sector to what it is today! Featuring (left to right) Adam Walker, Jeremy McLaughlin, Jeff Lansink, and Rick Gunderson.