WIFR: Mercyhealth Recognizes National Engineers Week

ROCKFORD, Ill. — Mercyhealth is honoring the men and women who dream, invent and build by celebrating National Engineers Week at its new Riverside campus.

Engineers play a major role in the new Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center – Riverside design and construction process as work continues on the campus.

Several of them currently working on the project say students shouldn’t be afraid to pursue a career in the engineering field because it goes beyond just number crunching and problem solving.

“What I would encourage people is to look into the S.T.E.M opportunities that are the future of our workforce”, said Mick Gronewold, an engineer with Fehr Graham. “Don’t let the society stigma associated with engineering or the fear of the hard math detour you from taking that on as an opportunity or a career moving forward.”

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