Boys & Girls Club students from Engineers of the Future were featured on several news segments including Channel 12 Arizona Midday Show and Fox 10.
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.