High school students enjoy “Adventures in Engineering” at Redstone Arsenal

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REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT)- Around 400 juniors from high schools all around North Alabama attended the Arsenal's "Adventures in Engineering" event.

Around 25 different schools were in attendance. The day's events included speakers, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.

Kris Graviet with Government Project Lead says the event is much more than a tour. It teaches students about careers available in science and engineering.

"So they can know what type of work they can expect to see for electrical engineering, mechanical engineering along with graphic art" Kris claimed.

Organizers of the event hope that this opportunity encourages students to start planning their own future and start setting personal career goals.

Although the event was not geared to recruit students to work at the Arsenal after college, students could not help being impressed with the installation.

Jeremiah King, a Lee High School junior, has made multiple visits to the Arsenal and is constantly impressed.

"I am hoping to have a job on the Arsenal," said King. "If not, [in] Huntsville and major cities that are big industry-wise."