Thompson Engineering Sponsors Special E-Week Screening Of Dream Big 3D At The Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Thompson Engineering celebrated Engineers Week by hosting a field trip that allowed more than 130 Chattanooga area students to see Dream Big 3D, a film that celebrates engineers and their work around the world. Engineers Week is a oneweek event to celebrate a year-long commitment to increase awareness about how engineers make a difference in our world and to inspire students to pursue engineering as a career.

“Engineers create better lives for people through innovation, and safeguard our communities through professional design,” said John Baker, CEO of Thompson Engineering. “We take great pride in our work and in inspiring the next generation of engineers. We know they will have the power to solve community issues in ways that will be better than ever before.”

A grant from the Thompson Foundation, the charitable arm of Thompson Engineering, funded the field trip. Students from Howard High School, Dalewood Middle School, Tyner Academy School and East Lake Academy of Fine Arts participated. The movie explores engineering marvels around the world.

“Dream Big 3D helps everyone see that careers in science and engineering are fun and rewarding,” said Thom Benson, Tennessee Aquarium’s Director of External Affairs. “I think the students could see that these job opportunities are attainable and cover every facet of our lives. And after seeing this film, I hope these students will have a deeper appreciation for the educators in their lives who encourage them to dream big.” While Dream Big 3D is not being shown on a regular basis, it can be booked by school groups as a “Teacher’s Choice” film.

Thompson Engineering is known for several significant projects in Tennessee including construction engineering and inspection of projects for the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), the Volkswagen Academy, Alstom Plant, and the Henley Bridge. Company employees provide professional services from offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Clarksville, Tn., as well as company headquarters in Mobile, Al. and offices in six other Southeastern states.



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