Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are areas of education that will play a big role in the future growth and stability of the economy and be a vital component in future development. The STEM education molds critical thinkers, enhances science literacy, and will launch the next generation of innovators and innovation leads to new ideas and solutions.
Alongside Excellence and Integrity, Innovation is one of the Firm’s core values, and IEI is a big proponent of investing in the next generation of critical thinkers. The firm’s President and CEO, Michael Sutton, a graduate of Lindblom High School on Chicago’s South Side, is passionate about connecting with next generation thinkers and is intentional about providing opportunities and presenting the possibilities ahead.
IEI’s staff regularly participates in engaging young people, particularly minorities and young women, through work-based learning opportunities like summer internships and initiatives like National Engineer’s Week to heighten the awareness of future opportunities.
In honor of National Engineer‘s week, IEI engineers, Duane Mahone, Aaron Patterson, Alex Lewis, and Nick Otte (all based in the Chicago Corporate Office) volunteered at the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Engineers Week Expo. In the Indianapolis office, IEI engineers Alex Kline, Emily Siler and IEI Executive VP, Kashif Khan volunteered at several local schools to promote Stem education and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.