Engineering & Technology | Exploring | Crossroads of America Council, BSA

Engineering & Technology Career Exploring

Engineering & Technology Career Field

Engineering & Technology Career Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women 14-20 years with an interest in learning more about careers in the fields of Engineering & Technology. 

You will get to experience firsthand what it is like to be on the cutting edge of engineering and technology discoveries and so much more!

Other Career Exploring Opportunities

BSA Lifestructures (Architecture) – Post #898

One of the foremost architectural firms in Indiana, BSA LifeStructures dedicates itself to bringing facilities to life, creating facilities that support and enhance the practices of healing, learning and discovery as well as the people involved in these fields.

Students who participate in this program will have the opportunity to learn about architectural design and problem solving under the supervision of experienced BSALS architects. Students will also have the opportunity to learn and practice designing their own structures in the BSALS office. Additionally, several meetings will involve field trips to take guided tours of recently-constructed buildings led by the architects who helped design them.

The program year will culminate with a trip to the Ball State School of Architecture to meet architecture students and professors and to view current student projects.

For students who are interested in architecture, this program will give them a hands-on, high-level, and fun introduction to the field. They will have the opportunity to connect with and work alongside professional architects. In addition to gaining valuable experience, students will earn a significant and impressive item for college resumés!

Contact Phone Email Open House Meetings Location Cost
Scott Gilliam September 11 at 6:00PM1 9365 Counselors Row, Third Floor, Indianapolis $902

1There are only 20 spots available so not all who come to the open house are guaranteed a spot. 2Costs cover registration, food and transportation costs.

CHA Design/Construction Solutions (Engineering) – Post #300

CHA Consulting is a full-service planning, engineering, and construction management firm located in Downtown Indianapolis. Our post will include learning about engineering disciplines like transportation, aviation, water, site/civil, and mechanical/electrical engineering. Explorers will be exposed to the engineering world through a variety of site visits and experiences to help understand how our infrastructure is created and improved, as well as how engineering responsibly improves the world we live in.

Contact Phone Email Open House Meetings Location Cost
Jill Hayth (317) 786-0461 September 5 at 6:30PM CHA Consulting, Inc., 300 S. Meridian Street, Union Station (enter from Meridian Street), Indianapolis $45

Eli Lilly & Co. (Computing & Information Technology) – Post #1876

This post will introduce Explorers to the broad range of career opportunities in the world of computing and information technology. Topics will include business analysis, application development and coding, data and analytics, machine learning & artificial intelligence, networking, mobility, and augmented & virtual reality. Explorers will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with a variety of professionals working in these areas, several of whom are recent college graduates. Activities will include tours, guest speakers, question-and-answer sessions and individual/group activities. The Computing and Information Technology post will meet from October through April on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

Contact Phone Email Open House Meetings Location Cost
Tony Zizak September 10 at 6:30PM Lilly Technology Center North, Building 301, 1200 West Morris Street, Indianapolis $60

Eli Lilly & Co. (Engineering) – Post #393

The post meets twice per month during the school year to help students learn about engineering careers in various disciplines and work environments. Typically one meeting per month is an activity and the other is a tour.

Past activities have included mousetrap car contests, spaghetti bridge building, an activity related to pharmaceutical development, a circuit-building lab, and “CSI Indianapolis” where students have to use math, physics, and logic principles to solve a crime. Each activity is tied back to a concept important either in the study of engineering and engineering technology or situations a student may encounter in an engineering workplace (communications, making presentations, etc.). Tours take place at businesses in the Indianapolis area and have included such locations as behind the scenes at the Indianapolis Zoo, a local architecture and engineering firm, facilities under construction, a local IndyCar racing team and Lucas Oil Stadium.

Contact Phone Email Open House Meetings Location Cost
David Alms September 18 at 6:00PM Lilly Technology Center North, Building 301, 1200 West Morris Street, Indianapolis $40
Are you ready to build an adventure in Exploring?