ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 30 —Erdman Anthony’s Albany office recently served as a sponsor of the Capital District Region Future City Competition, a program that helps increase public awareness and appreciation for the engineering profession. The annual competition engages middle school students interested in math, science, and technology, with hopes of shaping tomorrow’s workforce.
Every year, the competition introduces a theme, with an engineering problem that students are asked to solve. This year’s theme was “The Power of Public Space,” and students were asked to design innovative, multi-use public spaces that would serve a city’s diverse population.
Jerry Young, senior mechanical engineer at Erdman Anthony, had the honor of presenting the award for Most Innovative Use of Light to Saratoga County-based Acadia Middle School.
“Erdman Anthony is proud to be a sponsor of education programs that encourage students to develop their interests in engineering,” Young said. “This program was especially meaningful to us, as our company has seen many positive changes in the Capital District in our 20 years serving the area; we’re excited to see where the students envision cities in another 20 years.”
The Capital District Region Future City Competition is one of 38 regional Future City Competitions and is part of the national DiscoverE Future City Competition held each year in February in Washington, D.C.
For over 60 years, Erdman Anthony has provided infrastructure engineering and support services to private industry and government clients. The firm employs over 250 people, including 70 professional engineers and licensed land surveyors, throughout its offices in Albany, Buffalo, and Rochester, New York; Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; West Palm Beach, Florida; and Portland, Maine. The multidisciplinary firm has six core businesses of integrated engineering expertise: transportation engineering, geospatial services, civil engineering, construction services, facilities engineering and design services, and oil and gas services. Our quality management system is independently certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard. For more information, visit www.erdmananthony.com