So You Want to be an Engineer — Audio/visual engineering program (SYWTBAE), will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the Trumbull Library Community Room. The intended audience is for older teens, grades 8-11 and parents. This month’s speaker is Richard Gold, an audio/visual engineer with 17 years of experience.  He is currently a Senior Engineer for Yale University.

The SYWTBAE program started as a proposal from Harman Ugra, a Trumbull High School student, who had an interest in developing an ongoing engineering group at the library.  The idea is to get teens exposed to engineering so they have a better concept for what people in the profession do; everything from what a typical day is like, what classes to take in school, what sparked their interest in the profession, what’s the best thing about their job, etc.  

Time will also be given to allow audience members the opportunity to ask questions.  Participants will also have the opportunity to do a small project involving lasers and sound vibrations.  

Refreshments will be served.

Register online (so they know how much pizza to buy) at: tinyurl.com/y8ex7mv9 or go to the Teen Events at trumbullct-library.org/.

SYWTBAE will be a year-long, monthly program where each month a new domain of engineering will be showcased.  A presentation of mechanical engineering is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7.