In recognition of the 73rd Annual National Engineers Week, on February 23, MITAGS and the Maritime Conference Center (MCC) partnered with the Engineering Society of Baltimore and Sail Baltimore to host 92 students from five local high schools.

Programming for the event included presentations made by seafarers related to the maritime industry, guided full mission ship simulator tours through the Baltimore Harbor, and hands-on workshops that explored marine fire fighting, first aid training, navigation and compass, and knot tying.

  • Presentation: What is Maritime? – Josh Rall and Andrew Lapayowker
  • Full Mission Ship Simulator – Kelly Norton, Colleen Shaffer, Matt Holiday, Kelly Green, and Captain Henry Andersson
  • Fire Fighting – Jim Clements
  • First Aid and Medical – Chelsea Aydelotte and Jenny Wicker
  • Navigation and Compass, Sail Baltimore – Chuck Leggore
  • Knot Tying, Sail Baltimore – Nan Wnarocki
  • Maritime Scavenger Hunt and Tours – Chris Sikora, Elisabeth Hoover, and Rebecca Evans

National Engineers Week was founded in 1951 by The National Society of Professional Engineers. The celebration was designed to honor the contributions made by engineers to our way of life, and to encourage new generations to pursue related career paths. The annual festivities are scheduled in keeping with George Washington’s birthday. The first U.S. president was a military engineer and problem solver.

Special thanks to FLIK Hospitality Group for their very generous donation of lunch for the students.

MITAGS and the MCC are already looking forward to 2025! For sponsorship opportunities, contact Catherine Gianelloni at [email protected].