Lockheed Martin engineer Mark Whalen stopped by to speak to Wareham Middle School 7th-graders in Mrs. Walker’s science, technology, engineering, and math class (STEM) on Tuesday, January 28.
We could tell you all about it, but how about hearing it straight from the students? Here’s what some of our 7th-graders had to say!
“How do you get someone to pay you to do what you love? Could you build a biodegradable weather balloon or an instrument that can measure the temperature for a long distance? Those were the questions asked by Mark Whalen. Mark Whalen is an engineer at Lockheed Martin in Marion, MA. He came to Mrs. Walker’s STEM class to talk about engineering, weather, career choices and his career. He told us that you should get someone to pay you to do what you love. For example, if you love football, basketball, math or writing, you should get paid to do it. He also told us that engineering doesn’t have to be all about math. Mark Whalen made everyone in my class think about their career choice.”
“Mark Whalen from Lockheed Martin came to our school today. He talked about engineering, weather, and different jobs. He asked some of us what we like to do. He also had a message for us: “How do you get someone to pay you to do what you love?” The part of the presentation that I enjoyed most was when he showed us the different tools he uses. His presentation made me think of the job in computer hardware that I want to pursue.”
“Mark Whalen, an engineer at Lockheed Martin in Marion, MA, came to give a presentation to Nobel 7. He presented his job as an engineer and what kind of things he does as an engineer. He brought some of his team’s newest inventions that they have been working on. The presentation consisted of the question, “ How can you get paid to do what you love?” His team makes weathering tools for weathering in the ocean and in the air. Mr. Whalen is an engineer. He helped Nobel 7 kids think of careers they might want to have in the engineering field.”
“On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, Mark Whalen, an engineer from Lockheed Martin came to speak to Wareham Middle School’s 7th Grade Mrs. Walker’s class. Mr. Whalen talked to the students about his career. He asked us “How are you going to find someone to pay you to do what you love?” Also, Mr. Whalen told us about Meteorology, Oceanography, and climate change. What he talked about made me think that the career I may want to pursue later on in life may be an engineer.”
“Mark Whalen, an engineer, came to visit a group of 7th graders from Wareham Middle School. He focused on the topic, “How can you get paid to do something you love?” Mark Whalen is getting paid for what he loves to do. He currently works for Lockheed Martin in Marion, MA. The part that the kids loved was the tools he brought in. He brought in a weather balloon that floats up with a machine that measures the weather. He made kids wonder what they wanted to be when they get older, as well as how much they will get paid.”
A big thanks to Mark Whalen for inspiring our 7th-graders!