LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - People considering a career in engineering were invited to hear about the industry and the potential careers from local experts at Viterbo University.
Workers from businesses including Ingersoll Rand, Fastenal, Brennan and Inland shared their experiences in the field.
The university hoped the high school students at the event could get a better understanding of what they could do with an engineering degree, especially with a a shortage of workers nationally and locally.
"The companies in the area have been very interested in an engineering program starting. So now that we have a four-year engineering program at Viterbo, that's a great opportunity to provide companies with students who are graduating with the skills they need," said Emily Schiavone, an assistant professor for the physics and engineering department.
The students then put their engineering skills to the test by making a catapult out of popsicle sticks. About 40 students were registered for the event.
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