Answer by Ms. Peggy Layne
My advice to a homeschooler interested in becoming an environmental engineer is pretty much the same advice I would give to any young person. Study as much math and science as possible in order to be prepared for college engineering classes and seek out opportunities in the local community to learn more about what engineers do. Local sections of professional organizations like the Society of Women Engineers or the American Society of Civil Engineers often host activities for pre-college students to give them a chance to learn more about engineering. Colleges also may offer weekend or summer programs for high school or middle school students to come to campus and learn about science, technology, and engineering.
Hope that is helpful!
Registration for the Society of Women Engineers' 2016 Invent It Build It program in Philadelphia, PA is open now. This is a hands-on engineering event, for middle and high school girls with an informational program for parents and educators Be sure to go to the SWE website to sign up and reserve your space!
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