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Energy Solutions trying to breed a new generation of engineers

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- Energy Solutions, an  international engineering firm with offices in Richland announced it's "Ask A Scientist --Ask An Engineer" program.  Students of any grade level are encouraged to submit questions to ask.

Mark Gerboth, the Chief Engineer and VP of the company says it's a push to get students interested in math, technology and science fields to pursue future careers in engineering. 

"Particularly in our nuclear industry if you look around, there's a large gap between people my age and the entry level people that we hire.  There's not a lot of people in our industry between the ages of about 30-50, so this is in recognition of the fact that we can't let that gap happen again," says Gerboth.

The foundation is also giving away scholarships to sophomore high school students across the country.  All 11 high schools in our area are participating.  The students must be majoring in a specific science or math related curriculum in college.

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