Julee Koncak

Julee Koncak
Foundation Director
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P: 816-822-4391

Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovation and Imagination

Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovation and Imagination

The United States is falling behind the rest of the world in the areas of science and math education. Burns & McDonnell works to spark interest in engineering, architecture, science and construction through mentoring and educational programs.

We are passionate about what we do and our ability to shape our world from improving communities to preserving the environment. We believe in sharing our excitement about the possibilities of engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions with the next generation.

Often, our employee-owners bring their expertise and energy directly into the classroom. We work one-on-one with students. We introduce them to engineering concepts and careers. We help them design and build righteous robots.

We also support programs that put science, technology, engineering and math into the hands and hearts of young people, awakening their curiosity, expanding their imaginations and broadening their opportunities.

Battle of the Brains

Battle of the Brains

Creativity and critical thinking are the building blocks of our world. The Battle of the Brains is designed to excite and inspire students to design the next great exhibit for Science City.

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Engineerium

Engineerium

Engineering is all fun and games at the Burns & McDonnell Engineerium at Science City. Here, kids learn how to design, build and program robots — and discover firsthand how engineering affects the world around them.

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FIRST Robotics

FIRST Robotics

We team up with local high school students in this annual battle of the 'bots. The objective: design a robot that can withstand fierce battle while learning about engineering, teamwork and problem solving.

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Learn Green. Live Green.

Learn Green. Live Green.

With the Center School District, we are creating hands-on environmental learning for kindergarten through high school students through rain gardens, community gardens and a greenhouse green jobs program.

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