In conjunction with National Engineers Week, RTM Engineering Consultants is proud to participate in an upcoming STEM event – Introduce a Girl to Engineering. The event will be held on Feb. 23, at the Rogalski Center on the St. Ambrose campus in Davenport, Iowa.
The annual show is a fun and educational program created by the Engineering and Physical Science Department and Society of Women Engineers Collegiate Interest Group at St. Ambrose University to introduce girls to engineering and reinforce how they can use their skills in STEM fields to make a difference in the world.
RTM’s Kathryn Duytschaever, P.E. is a booth sponsor and a strong advocate for STEM education. Duytschaever has nine years of experience in mechanical systems design, with a focus on LEED and sustainable elements. At RTM, she effectively designs and manages projects from concept to completion within the retail, commercial, education, healthcare, and residential markets. She has extensive knowledge of the A/E/C industry and is a licensed Professional Engineer in 16 states, including Iowa.
“I am thrilled to be participating at this year’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering event,” says Duytschaever. “STEM made a big difference in my life. As an advocate and volunteer, I’ve seen firsthand how STEM education can empower girls and young women and change their lives for the better. I just want to do my part to encourage and mentor them – and I’ll hopefully have an opportunity to work alongside some of these young women someday.”
RTM’s creative approach to catching the kids’ attention consists of a well-decorated booth with a popular princess and hands-on interactive games and experiments.
To learn more about STEM and how you can get involved in local initiatives, email Kathryn.