Team Richmond Runs in 10K

Schnabel’s Richmond office had a team in the 2018 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K on April 14. Pictured are T.R. Fluker, Steve Winter, Kenny Megginson, Murdock Snarr, and Arya, Murdock’s Samoyed who watched the run from the sidelines. Rounding out the team were Michelle Bolding and Dom Snyder. We also placed second in the “Engineer’s Challenge,” an informal competition among some local engineering firms that also raced.

Superheroes for Children

In a team-building event at the 2018 Schnabel University Technical Workshop. eight teams discovered their inner artist and turned out brightly-colored paintings of superheroes. The 24″ x 36″ canvases were donated to our friends at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, where some would be displayed and others would be given to children to take home.

Thanks to all who participated and especially to Children’s Hospital, a positive force in the community and in the lives of the real superheroes: the children and families it serves. The art was delivered by Heather Baskin at right and Victoria Landrum (and Wonder Woman) next to her.

Bingo Night for Veterans

Our Glen Allen/Richmond office sponsored Bingo Night for veterans at the local VA Hospital in Richmond on Thursday, February 22. We supplied goodie bags, drinks, raffle and bingo prizes to help bring some cheer to hospital life for those who have given so much for our country! Thirteen Schnabel volunteers, including a few family members and client partners, served veterans throughout the night. Pictured (left to right) are Kyle Campbell, Jeff Sollinger and Robin Emanuele, Ellen and Randy Reaves, Alma and Kenny Megginson, Victoria Landrum, Heather Baskin, Craig Ponte, and Evan Morris. We are proud to support our veterans!

Schnabel Team Takes 2nd Place in Giant Jenga Tournament

The Schnabel Engineering team proudly took second place out of 40 teams competing in the Giant Jenga Tournament sponsored by the ACE Mentor Program of Eastern Pennsylvania on February 15.  Nate Young, Evan Binder, Karen Leddy and Emily Gibson of our West Chester office formed a steady-handed team, and Kirsten Wilde—a former ACE Mentor Program scholarship recipient—was a referee. Proceeds from the Giant Jenga Tournament will go to scholarships for high school students and ACE Alumni currently enrolled in school and focusing on an A-C-E related career path.

Founded in 2000, the ACE Mentor Program of Eastern Pennsylvania gives students from local high schools an exciting opportunity to learn more about potential careers in architecture, engineering and construction. ACE-EP works with 300 students from 30 area high schools in Philadelphia, and 150 students from Montgomery County.

Science Matters

Geologist David Ebinger volunteered to help judge a science fair on January 16 at Harbison West Elementary School, in Irmo, South Carolina. He was encouraged to participate by his West Columbia office co-worker Mickey Edwards, whose wife is a teacher there. What surprised him the most was the sheer quantity of the entries, which he described as “somewhere north of 150.” David was in good company with four other judges: a retired engineer, a geologist at Congaree National Park, a teacher, and the science director for School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties.

Over the course of eight hours, the judges selected their top choices from three groups: 4th and 5th grades, and gifted/advanced. These were then scored according to the South Carolina Science Fair rubric, and a panel of teachers selected from among them projects that will advance to the school district fair.