National STEM Day Shines Light on the Importance of Careers

National STEM Day, celebrated on November 8 each year, is a day dedicated to promoting and inspiring interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. STEM education is the foundation upon which countless advancements and innovations are built, spanning various sectors and industries. It equips individuals with critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills, allowing them to address complex challenges.   

For L.I. Smith & Associates (LIS), this celebration is an excellent opportunity to shed light on how STEM education and careers benefit various industries, particularly those vital to infrastructure and development, such as civil engineering and surveying.  

“STEM in the classrooms is key to how we improve the future of society. We start enriching the minds of future scientists and engineers as early as we possibly can,” remarked Tyler LaPointe, LIS Survey Technician and STEM Ambassador for the company.  

Civil engineering is the backbone of modern society, responsible for designing, constructing, and maintaining our infrastructure, from roads and bridges to buildings and water systems. The foundation of civil engineering is deeply rooted in STEM education and principles. 

Bridging the gap between data collection and engineering design, surveying is an essential component of civil engineering and construction projects. It involves precise measurement and mapping to inform the design, planning, and construction of infrastructure. 

In celebration of National STEM Day, LIS encourages everyone to engage in activities that promote STEM education and awareness. Throughout the year, LIS attends STEM events such as career fairs, conferences, and school to educate students on the importance of STEM and how it is beneficial to our daily lives.  

“Our team at LIS is proud to do our part in educating the youth about the many interesting and lucrative career opportunities right here in Henry County,” commented Vice President of Marketing and Communications Ashley Horn. “We appreciate the opportunities we have been given to get in the classroom and give back to our hometown.”