Cheers to our engineers.

By: Matt Fiedler

During National Engineers Week, we celebrate our own and learn more about what they do.

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On today’s Up To Speed, host Matt Fiedler helps us celebrate all of our truly exceptional engineers who continue to build and maintain our best-in-class networks.

Speaking of our engineers, we know the end result of their work because we get to experience the blazingly fast data speed and crystal clear calls, but do you ever wonder what a day is like for them? Well, wonder no more! We asked 12 of our finest V Team engineers to give us a peek into their world. Spoiler alert: For one engineer, every morning is a horse morning.

Engineering-related volunteering opportunities

At Verizon, we also make it a priority to support the next generation of great engineers through STEM-related community activities. Read more about these volunteer opportunities. More information can also be found on the Volunteer Portal.

Speaking of which, Systems Engineer David Renken of Irving, TX, is well known in Global Technology Solutions (GTS) for his expertise in application security and global clearances, working with stakeholders to ensure protection of our sensitive, private and confidential data. What many may not know about David is that this computing and chemical engineer by education and IT engineer by trade, co-founded Verizon’s Red & Black Robotics Camp for middle-school students in Texas. Learn about David and other heroic engineers volunteering their time here.

TekTalk: Inspiring our future technologists

Many of our children and teenagers are exposed to the wonders of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). But how do we keep their curious minds alive, instill problem-solving skills and inspire them to be our future leaders? Verizon GTS engineers, led in a discussion by Senior Technology Manager and Credo Award-winner Charles Beltran of Branchburg, NJ, discuss their experience giving back to the community and how we can all inspire the next generation of engineering leaders.

Thank you, engineers, one and all!

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