RCS Nuclear Raises Students' Awareness of Engineering

National Engineers Week activities encourage Charlotte, NC area elementary and high school students to consider receiving a higher education and a career in engineering.

Charlotte, NC, April 01, 2012 --(PR.com)-- RCS Nuclear, a premier supplier of engineering personnel to the nuclear and energy industries, participated in National Engineers Week, February 19-25, 2012, by reaching out to Charlotte area elementary and high school students about the benefits of an engineering education and career.

RCS Nuclear believes in encouraging young students to excel in math and science courses and in providing information about the engineering profession. “These students are the future for industries we supply engineers to, and it is the company’s responsibility to prepare them now,” says Carlos Garcia, founder of RCS Nuclear.

During National Engineers Week, RCS donated copies of a children’s book about nuclear power to Highland Creek Elementary, Steele Creek Elementary and the EnergyExplorium at McGuire Nuclear Station. The book, written by Amelia Frahm, is called “Nuclear Power: How a Nuclear Plant Really Works!” and provides a creative way for children to learn about this complex subject.
The book was donated to fourth and fifth grades, since energy and electricity are a part of the science curriculum for these grade levels. Also, RCS Nuclear coordinated Frahm’s author reading at Steele Creek Elementary School for the fourth and fifth grade classes, with approximately 300 students in attendance. In addition to reading her book, Frahm engaged the students with a video, visual aids and jokes related to nuclear energy.

On Thursday, February 23, RCS participated in “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day,” which is a National Engineers Week tradition. Using materials provided by Engineer Your Life (www.engineeryourlife.org), an organization that is dedicated to encouraging high school girls to become engineers, RCS held an information table at Myers Park High School in order to connect with female students. RCS Nuclear was able to speak with students, female and male, of all grade levels about the benefits of an engineering education and career. The handout materials included information about high school engineering organizations, recommended coursework, colleges with engineering programs, and scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

This is the first year RCS Nuclear has participated in National Engineers Week and feels it had great success in encouraging careers in engineering. RCS will continue to be involved in promoting engineering to K-12 students throughout the year and during National Engineers Week in the future.

About RCS Nuclear
In April 1994, Carlos F. Garcia founded RCS Nuclear to provide professional staffing placement services to the nuclear and energy industries. The company reached its first milestone when recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as “The #1 Fastest Growing New Small Business in America” in June 1997. With offices in Aiken, SC and Charlotte, NC, RCS is a full solutions staffing provider specializing in direct hire, contract staffing and payroll services throughout the United States and internationally. For more information about RCS Nuclear, its services and job openings, visit www.rcsnuclear.com.

RCS Nuclear is a trade name for RCS Corporation.

For more information about the book, “Nuclear Power: How a Nuclear Power Plant Really Works,” visit www.nutcrackerpublishing.com.
RCS Nuclear
Bethany Cargle