Engineering Expectations

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Engineering Expectations is making a move to MarineQuest! With the launch of the UNCW’s new Coastal Engineering degree program, our preK-12 engineering outreach will now focus on coastal and ocean engineering.  We are expanding our TECHNOcean line to include new programs that engage learners with engineering and marine technology.

Welcome MarineQuest's New Engineer!


Pat Kistler joined our team this summer after receiving his degree in Ocean Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology.  While at FIT Mr. Pat also engaged in educational outreach to local schools through the Indian River Lagoon Mobile Research Laboratory, also known as the Science Bus.  Combining his knowledge and skills in ocean engineering with his passion for outreach makes Mr. Pat a perfect fit for MarineQuest.

Engineer Jasmine Gaston Reaches for the Stars!


Recently, our former Engineering Expectations director Jasmine Gaston was offered a position with NASA where she currently works as an aerospace engineer. Guess what project she is working on – the next moon mission!  We are thankful for all Jasmine did for our engineering outreach and know she has a “stellar” future ahead of her.