High School Students Visit CIVS to Promote STEM Opportunities

April 30, 2024

On April 23, approximately 40 students from various grade levels at Homewood-Flossmoor High School visited CIVS, which was organized by their teacher, Tiffany White, who participated in CIVS’s NSF Research Experience for Teachers program last summer.

CIVS Senior Research Scientist John “Jack” Moreland and Senior Research Engineer Kyle Toth gave various demonstrations on simulation and visualization applications as well as hands-on VR experiences in the Visualization lab. Students had the opportunity to ask questions and connect their current curriculum with cutting-edge real-world applications at CIVS. Students also visited engineering design studios to explore different engineering paths and clubs at PNW.

“The experience was invaluable, and the students thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to explore real-world engineering concepts and applications,” said Tiffany White, “The students’ reflections underscore just how impactful the trip was. It’s clear that they gained valuable insights into engineering processes and technologies that will undoubtedly enhance their learning experience.”

Tiffany White is a mathematics and engineering teacher at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. The Career & Technical Education Department at H-F offers a series of engineering classes to help students explore engineering career opportunities and experiences as they solve engaging and challenging real-world problems.