SDA Students Explore Careers in Engineering

For the third consecutive year, Saint Dominic Academy,  STEM students in both 7th and 10th grades had the opportunity to explore careers in engineering through a workshop held at TITAN Engineers PC in Union, NJ.  The firm is owned by SDA alumna Cheryl Higgins Wong ’95 and her husband, Nicholas Wong, SPP ’94.

As part of the workshop, the girls were introduced to the various types of engineering disciplines and then had the opportunity to visit with individual engineers to learn about the projects that they were each working on.

According to their website (, TITAN is a professional structural and consulting engineering corporation that provides comprehensive professional engineering services in structural design, investigation and evaluation. The students had the chance to learn so much as “Titan’s personnel experience encompasses a diverse spectrum of projects from designing steel and concrete high-rises to complex site development earth retention systems, from investigating major disasters to failed roof rafters and from evaluating large office complexes to retail facilities.” 

Sophomore Charlotte Hennessey,  a recent GOLD medal recipient at the Jersey City Medical Center/RWJ Barnabas Health Hudson County STEM Showcase, shared,  “As a class today at TITAN, we were not only able to learn more in depth about different types of engineering, and the field as a whole, but also were able to experience a day in the life of an engineer. Observing how engineers work together with scientists, clients, and other project team members on a daily basis expanded our understanding of engineering beyond its meticulous foundation of STEM — collaboration is just as important.”  

Another sophomore, Alyssa Fuentes  said, “My experience at TITAN Engineering was very fun!  The engineers there were very knowledgeable and told us about the different fields of engineering.  We were able to visit their cubicles in small groups and ask them any questions we had – whether it was about their college process, projects they have done or their experiences working in the field.  As a class, we saw firsthand how engineers apply knowledge from different fields of study and use numerous forms of technology to collaborate with others and build incredible things that better our lives.”