The Engineering Machine – stop motion video explains value of infrastructure

What is infrastructure, what is engineering and how does it affect me? That’s all explained to young people in a fun short film courtesy of Bechtel.

Bechtel launched the video to help to raise awareness of how a career in engineering can help solve global challenges of the future.  The film, which was made in collaboration with students from Birmingham City University (UK) and features a chain reaction of materials using stop motion animation, encourages young people to consider a career in engineering.

“This film continues our tradition of inspiring the next generation of engineers.   We want to foster innovation and cultivate a passion for science and technology,” said Charlene Wheeless, Bechtel’s manager of corporate affairs and sustainability.

 The video forms part of Bechtel’s ongoing commitment to supporting skills development, especially in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.  Bechtel partners with five global organizations that promote education or use engineering and construction skills to improve quality of life - Junior Achievement, Engineers Week®, Engineers Without Borders, FIRST® Robotics, and Ocean Exploration Trust.  Through these efforts, Bechtel has helped more than 130,000 people gain access to basic infrastructure that improves the quality of life in developing communities.

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