STEMExplore Virtual Career Connection with a Transmission Line Engineer

July 8, 2020 1:00 PM
(EST)

Summary

Join EarthEcho International as we highlight relatable voices in STEM careers! With STEMExplore, we invite female professionals to share their STEM journey with a live audience during dynamic virtual events. The conversation will focus on women in STEM and the STEMExplore Mentor will share her personal journey and the positive influences that helped her to realize her professional capabilities.

During this 30-minute session, the participants will:
- Learn about engineering as a career in general;
- Recognize that there are various types of engineering;
- Observe the day to day tasks of a transmission line engineer;
- Learn the benefits of sustainable energy;
- Gain insight into a STEM career and learn the steps it takes to become a professional in this area;
- Ask interview questions of the STEMExplore expert.

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM EASTERN

Topic/Career: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Sustainable Energy

STEMExplore Mentor: Shavonti Archer, Transmission Line Engineer at Engineered Design Services LLC & Founder of Systematic Motivation, LLC

Panelists

Shavonti Archer

Transmission Line Engineer at Engineered Design Services LLC & Founder of Systematic Motivation, LLC

Shavonti Archer is a skilled engineer by trade, advocating for diversity within the engineering community. She founded Systematic Motivation, LLC in 2018, a company whose primary focus is creating more opportunities for minority students to explore their interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs and encourage their desire to pursue a career in STEM. Born and raised in Locust Grove, Georgia where she attended Luella High School, Archer quickly discovered her love for engineering as a 10th grade student. She was instantly captivated by videos of solar and wind farms. Shavonti is a thought leader with a passion for giving back. Systematic Motivation, LLC further supports the idea that engineers are not limited to a certain look or color. Though the industry is dominated by those who are not minorities, there is still room for pioneers from other communities. Systematic Motivation’s aspires to level the playing field & broaden the horizons for all students.

Classroom Resources

STEMExplore Mentor Reflection Guide

Use this worksheet to allow students to reflect on their experience with a STEMExplore mentor after a Virtual Career Connection.

Science Standards