April 10, 2018 7:00:00 AM EDT  |  Events  |  News  |  Philanthropy

Markon Solutions Supports Middle School STEAM Night

2018-steam-night-reducedMarkon Solutions hosted an informational booth at the Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School's Annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Night. The purpose of STEAM Night is to encourage an interest in and a life-long love for these subjects.

This Falls Church middle school draws a crowd from beyond its "Little City" boundaries with the goal of showcasing STEAM and educating all who are interested.

Markon’s Erin Crooks, Rana Obeid, and Eric Hammerschmidt spoke with kids of all ages about careers in the architecture/engineering/construction (A/E/C) industry and encouraged them to help create “Falls Church in 100 years.”

2018-steam-night-display“What do you think this city will look like in 100 years?” Erin askes one student while demonstrating how velum paper is used in designing spaces. 

“Have you ever seen a set of construction drawings?” Rana asks another while explaining how the drawings are created with a computer and what the pages represent.

The kids (and adults!) got to touch and feel a wide variety of construction material finishes and learn how they are used in the environment that surrounds them every day at school.

We are proud to showcase our great projects and share our knowledge to help inspire the next generation of A/E/C professionals!

About the Author

Krissy Goff, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Krissy Goff, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Krissy is the Operations Director for Markon. She oversees the corporate functional areas of contracts, finance, HR, IT, marketing, and recruiting. Krissy brings substantial experience in ensuring overall compliance for our organization. She has designed and implemented training programs tailored for corporate managers, has been actively involved in the implementation and upgrade of enterprise-wide systems, served on merger and acquisition teams, and created onboarding and employee development programs. Krissy joined Markon in 2015 after spending nearly ten years as a Senior HR Manager with Alion Science and Technology. Prior to joining Alion, Krissy was an HR and Training Manager for Wal-Mart Logistics. Krissy started her career in the U.S. Army where she achieved the rank of Captain. Krissy has a Bachelors Degree in Political Science with a minor in Military Studies from North Carolina State University and a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from Marymount University. She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and a Society of Human Resources – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification. "I love working for an organization that keeps its focus on the employees. Our culture can’t be beat and I’m proud to be part of the Markon team."