Wednesday, October 27, 2010

FES Speakers on Oct. 27: Edwin Tamang, Kevin Vickers and Jim Kunard

left to right: Kevin Vickers, Jim Kunard, and Edwin Tamang of the Florida Engineering Society
Edwin Tamang, the Outstanding Civil Engineering Analyst and Kevin Vikers, Engineering Analyst, Roadway Design at Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., were the guest speaker for Seminole SECME on Wed., Oct. 27 at 3 PM. Tamang is an airport engineer, and provides services such as runway rehabilitation and taxiway design as part of an aviation team all around Florida. He is a recent graduate of California State Polytechnic University, in Pomona, CA, and volunteers on the scholarship committee of Florida Engineering Society, PBC chapter.

Edwin Tamang, PE with Kimley-Horn, examines SECME students drafts of technical drawings
They accompanied our Jim Kunard, a professional engineer with 30 years experience in the field of civil engineering and certification in “green” design. His experience ranges from power plant structures, high energy pipe stress analysis, and water management to bridges, parks, fire stations, libraries, and parking garages. Jim is past-president of the Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Engineering Society and leads the Society’s education outreach initiatives as chair of the K-12 Committee.
Jim Kunard, PE, examines SECME students drafts of technical drawings

Our SECME chapter, sponsored by Mr. Erich Landstrom, provides many such opportunities for students to participate in hands-on activities that involve engineering problem solving techniques. The club provides not only a deeper understanding of the engineering profession but also a foundation for college-level engineering education. Students also interact with practicing engineers who help them understand the importance of education in the global economy with the ultimate goal of encouraging students to pursue postsecondary degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Edwin Tamang, PE with Kimley-Horn, examines SECME students drafts of technical drawings

Lily Landstrom with her drawing of the VEX robot