Excited About Engineering

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Students in Mrs. Lannig's class at Rushmore Avenue recently met with Anthony DiFiore, a mechanical engineer and MTA Project Manager of the 7th Avenue subway extension in New York City. Students were thrilled to see and learn about the large machinery that bores through bedrock and the use of math estimation to calculate the progress the machine will make each day. Learning about how engineers construct new subway tunnels in congested urban environments like NYC inspired some students to exclaim, "I want to be an engineer when I grow up!"