The Valley Metro – PGH Wong Engineering Inc., Science and Engineering Fair is in the books. We had four big winners that were crowned on Monday, December 16 in the Washington Elementary School District.
First Place – Washington Elementary School
Second Place – Acacia Elementary School
Third Place – Palo Verde Middle School
Fourth Place – Royal Palm Middle School
All of the teams did an amazing job. The kids from Washington Elementary earned a trophy and a new laptop computer. The team from Acacia Elementary won a trophy and Phoenix Suns tickets, while our third and fourth place teams, Palo Verde and Royal Palm Middle Schools, each received movie tickets.
Congratulations to all of our Engineers of the Future!
We are down to the last two weeks of building by our dynamic Engineers of the Future for their transportation projects in the Washington School District. Students are putting the finishing touches on their transit centers. The kids from Washington Elementary, Acacia Elementary, Royal Palm Middle School, and Palo Verde Middle School are doing an amazing job. It is awesome to see the passion they have to work as a team to get the job done.
Plus, their mentors from Valley Metro, PGH Wong Inc., and Jacobs Engineering, have been there every step of the way, helping them learn the importance of STEM education. The kids took that knowledge and put it to good use to design and build their projects.
On Monday, December the 16, the students projects’ will be judged at the Valley Metro – PGH Wong Northwest Phase II Light Rail Extension Science and Engineering Fair in the Washington School District. All the fun will happen from 10am – 12pm at the Washington Elementary School District Administration Center. It is located at 4650 W. Sweetwater Ave, Glendale.
All families are welcome to check out the transit centers and hear from our distinguished guest speakers. Also, grab some pizza and snacks!
We are so excited to see which school will take home top prize for their transit Center.
Who doesn’t like to do a little building, then a little demolition. Students continued to partner with Engineering Mentors to create Truss Bridges. I have to say, I was pretty impressed with students. The winning team’s truss bridge supported 52 pounds!! Just from Popsicle sticks and wood glue.
Students were introduced to engineering concepts through a robust STEM based hand-on curriculum. We built projects such as the marshmallow tower and balloon car. Students also participated in a college readiness course and were greeted by Engineers from Valley Metro, PGH Wong and students from ASU. We learned a lot, had some fun along the way and we even provided lunch! Could it get any more exciting?
More than 75 students attended the June 21st launch for Engineers of the Future at the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix, Harry & Sandy Rosenzweig Branch. We had amazing guest speakers including, Councilwoman Betty Guardado, PGH Wong Executive Vice President Ron Wong, PGH Wong Engineer Chris Loveys, Boys & Girls Club Program Director Vanessa Moreno and Traffic Engineer Pablo Osuna. Children participated in a brain teaser, gift cards were raffled off and enjoyed treats. This is an exciting partnership for Valley Metro, our Engineer Mentors, the Boys & Girls Club, and the community.