Dr. Ley is a civil engineer at Oklahoma State University with a passion for concrete… that’s right concrete! Dr. Ley uses new experimental techniques to investigate the microstructure and elemental makeup of industrial byproducts to be used as cements for construction applications. This work aims to improve the sustainability, economy, and long term performance of concrete, the second most used commodity in the world (over 6 billion cubic meters produced annually).
Dr. Ley worked with kids, teachers, and education experts to create videos and resource kits that will easily integrate into elementary instruction and highlight applications of science and math in the work of an engineer. Join us as Dr. Ley introduces this versatile and widely utilized material, which covers the earth, and emphasizes the role of engineers in improving the world all around us!
Dr. Nicole M. Colston conducts research on early-aged engineering career awareness and conducts teacher professional development related to engineering education at Oklahoma State University. But most of all she loves working with young students to discover the engineering in their everyday lives. Inspiration for this project comes from the boundless energy of Dr. Ley and her three year old who loves to build and use tools.