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STV Staff Joins Salvadori Center Career Day for PS 386 Elementary School Students

Jul 10, 2023
STV Staff Joins Salvadori Center Career Day for PS 386 Elementary School Students

Members of STV’s New York team recently participated in a career day at PS 368 The William Lynch School, a community-based K-5 public school in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood in Manhattan.

The event was organized by the prestigious Salvadori Center, which partners with schools to make science, technology, engineering, arts/architecture, and math (STEAM) programs available for K-12 students. The organization provides collaborative, hands-on instruction programs and project-based learning experiences that use the built environment to show students how the STEAM fields impact their daily lives.

Alongside two other firms, STV’s representatives talked to students about our organization and day-to-day responsibilities and tasks. The presentation featured some of STV’s most iconic projects and provided relatable examples to the students for how the firm’s work impacts and enhances the communities around them.

Emin Cavusoglu, Danielle LaFrance and Meghan Timmons

“STEAM education plays a crucial role in shaping our society as it equips individuals with the knowledge and skills to tackle complex challenges,” said Danielle LaFrance, P.E., PMP, STV associate and senior systems engineer. “I was inspired by the students’ interest in our careers and the questions they had for us, which were very thoughtful at such a young age. I hope our session encouraged them to consider a STEAM career in the future and to think about other ways to give back and support their communities.”

LaFrance was joined at the career day by Meghan Timmons, STV sustainability planner, and Emin Cavusoglu, STV mechanical engineering specialist.

“It’s exciting that the Salvadori Center creates opportunities for professionals to interact with students as young as five. As best practices for sustainable and resilient design continue to evolve, I appreciate the chance to share that my role as a sustainability planner exists, particularly for younger minds who have overlapping interests in ecology, art, design, and writing,” Timmons said. “The curiosity and high energy of the students was incredibly infectious. I look forward to more opportunities like this one to continue utilizing storytelling and design thinking to create impactful learning experiences.”