"PEC Partners Go back To School"

Students of the Mount Vernon Presbyterian School geometry class enjoyed a special visit from PEC partners Kenneth Wood and Neil Schaap.

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“What do you call a geometric shape that has been destroyed?... a rect-angle.”

Students of the Mount Vernon Presbyterian School geometry class enjoyed a special visit from PEC partners Kenneth Wood and Neil Schaap.

Ken Wood has kept a close relationship with Mount Vernon for a long time and has continued to find meaningful ways to invest in the next generation.

Ken explains, “As Mount Vernon has grown, they have embraced a very technological culture in which they require students to get real world training on the material they are learning. They have a list of experts in different fields to help teach the kids or assist with projects.”

Over the years Ken has had the privilege of advising students in the fields of civil, water quality, environmental, and structural engineering.   

This year the geometry teacher reached out about sharing how land planning and site engineering use math in every day practice.

Ken and Neil were able to highlight a project at the Gwinnett Braves Stadium regarding sightlines.

“The issue could only be partially solved using the computer… the rest had to be calculated with Pythagorean theorem or the sin/cos/tan method.”

Ken continues,

“Neil Schapp, a partner in our firm. attended with me… Neil presented stormwater geometry as it related to volume, area, and pipe calculations for area… It was a really fun time and we enjoyed telling the students jokes and showing them the way.” 

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