Engineers give back to surround Rochester area students interested in the field of engineering.
ROCHESTER, NY – Since IBC Engineering first opened its doors in 1996, giving back to the community has been a critical component of the company’s business model.
Employees have participated in initiatives supporting Habitat for Humanity, United Way, and most recently, local high school engineering students.
In February, IBC Engineering recognized National Engineers Week. Started by the National Society of Engineers in 1951, this week is observed by more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, as well as more than 50 corporations and government agencies. During this time, professionals are encouraged to increase awareness among youth and celebrate the differences engineers make in the world. To further promote this mission, a group of IBC engineers including Energy Engineer, Rob Hudson; HVAC Engineer, Nick Volker; and Partner/Director of Engineering, Dan Fox visited Pittsford Mendon High School. There they spoke to Principals of Engineering classes about the field of engineering and answered questions about their educational background as well as ongoing district development projects.
Along with Plumbing Department Manager, Al Smith, and Electrical Engineer, Phil Vanderlee, this group of engineers also hosted an Explorer post at the IBC Engineering headquarters in Rochester. Affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America Seneca Waterways Council, the group is composed of more than 10 local high school students interested in the field of engineering. The program allows both boys and girls to actively work on their own projects with professionals, develop skills applicable to the field and determine if it’s something they want to pursue. In March, the Explorers presented their final projects which featured a variety of disciplines, from HVAC to fire protection. Family and IBC staff were invited to attend this proud moment as well.
“It’s always great to have our younger engineers work with local students to discuss their career paths” explained Director of Engineering, Dan Fox. “The innovation these professionals demonstrate is inspiring. Not to mention, they’re great with students and very relatable. I believe these discussions make a huge impact on the kids, especially those seriously interested in pursuing engineering degrees in college.”
About IBC Engineering P.C.
Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., IBC Engineering P.C. is an engineering consulting firm specializing in facility mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems. With added focus on sustainability, energy performance, and facility operation and maintenance, IBC delivers cost-effective, high-performance building solutions to clients in the Northeast. IBC Engineering was founded in 1996 and has served many of the area’s top healthcare, education, commercial and industrial facilities.