ENGINEERING CAMP MOTIVATES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO MAKE WORLD CHANGE
A camp this week at Gateway Technology Center on the campus of North Carolina Wesleyan College is molding high-school students into young engineers – engineers with the potential to change the world. "You can change people's lives. Engineers have a lot of social impact," said Ed Hutton, chief operating officer of Engineering World Health, a non-profit organization based in Durham. "Pretty much everything around you has been touched by an engineer somewhere." Hutton spoke to the students at the camp Monday about Engineering World Health's mission of bringing new biomedical equipment to third-world countries, such as Cambodia, and training the people there how to use the equipment. The goal of Hutton's speech was to spark the students' interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).