So You Want to be an Engineer — Civil Engineering program, will be held on Thursday, October 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the Trumbull Library Community Room, 33 Quality St. The intended audience is for older teens, grades 8-11, and parents. This month’s speaker is Tatiana Smotritskaya, civil engineer for the Town of Trumbull. She has a Bachelors degree in Construction Science & Management and designs and implements civil project throughout the town.
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.