MEP Engineering News

Engineers Week 2020: Electrical Engineering Co-Op, S. H. Kachal, Sees Engineering as the Future

Posted by Camille Thompson

Find me on:

Feb 20, 2020 10:00:00 AM


This week marks the start of 'Engineers Week 2020', a week long national celebration of engineering. Founded by the National Society for Professional Engineers in 1951, "EWeek (February 16–22, 2020) is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers." (www.nspe.org)

In honor of this national celebration, PBA asked a few of its engineers who are at different stages in their careers, a series of questions relating to what led them to become engineers.

We spoke with Sandra Hanna Kachal, an electrical engineering co-op in PBA's K-12 group who joined PBA early last month as a first term co-op. Kachal is currently attending Wayne State University and anticipates earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in May of 2021.

When asked what inspired Sandra to become an an engineer she had this to say.

Kachal: "My uncle was an Architectural Engineer and ever since I was in middle school I would go to his office and look through his stuff. By the time I got to college, I knew that I wanted to become an engineer."

"PBA: "What do you love about Engineering?"

Kachal: "Engineering is a broad field. You can choose any type of engineering and do a lot in that field. For example in Electrical Engineering, you can do programming, technical or management."

PBA: "What advice do you wish to give those considering a career in Engineering?"

Kachal: "Engineering is a great field and it's the future!"

For more information about Engineers Week 2020 go to: https://www.nspe.org/resources/partners-and-state-societies/national-engineers-week and to learn about DiscoverE Engineers Week programs go to: http://discovere.org/our-programs/engineers-week

To apply for or learn more about our co-op or career opportunities submit an on-line application, or e-mail your resume with salary requirements to careers@pbanet.com or contact Human Resources at 248.879.5666

This year, Peter Basso Associates, Inc. is celebrating 30 years of service. PBA is a 100% employee-owned firm.

Topics: Recent News, Engineers Week, eWeek