Local engineers speak at Lynchburg schools for 'National Engineers Week'

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Local engineers are stopping by several school in Lynchburg for National Engineers Week.

The theme is "Engineers Inspiring Wonder."

Engineers from Framatome stopped by Bass Elementary on Wednesday to share about a career in engineering.

They say it's important to teach children that anyone can be an engineer. "The seeds are planted now and we want to encourage all children, girls and boys, and a diverse background, to consider going into a science, technology, engineering or math career," explained Teresa Weinmeister with Framatome.

The book, "Marie's Electric Adventure" was read to students to show how electricity and nuclear energy power the world.