Gabi is an electrical engineer at NSWC Crane in southern Indiana. She is training to be a specialized engineer who deploys overseas with soldiers and designs solutions to problems they encounter while on the job. Gabi is applying creativity to electrical engineering to thrive in the Uplands.

What Gabi likes most about engineering is that she gets to come up with creative solutions to real problems and, at Crane, those solutions help keep soldiers safe. When presented with a problem, engineers engage in a process that involves understanding the problem, brainstorming solutions, creating a preliminary design, testing and redesigning. This process helps engineers come up with effective solutions that improve the lives of people using their products.

To learn more about Gabi and her career path, explore her profile page.


Resources for Educators, Parents, and Students

These standards-aligned activities provide students with opportunities to practice the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for a career similar to Gabi’s role as an electrical engineer. Each activity guide provides educators with both leader notes and student handouts, as well as detailed materials lists and timing guides. Click on the activities below to learn more!


Grades 3-5

The Power of Wind

Design and build a windmill that can do work.

Grades 6-8

Catapults!

Design and build a catapult to accurately and precisely launch a pingpong ball.

Grades 9-12

Operation Marble Drop

Create a zipline and delivery device to drop a marble on a target.

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