Zanewood Community: A STEAM School, hosted the She Engineers Engineering Family Night. In partnership with The Works Museum, scholars participated in a variety of engineering related-activities.
Students and their families worked their way around the gym, visiting tables where students had the opportunity to create mini catapults, boats that floated, popsicle sticks and cups, and spring motor cars, as well as various other activities. Families enjoyed pizza in the cafeteria after working through all of the stations.
Students could also walk around and look at banners with pictures and information about women in STEM careers, including an engineer at NASA, a chemical engineer, a biomedical engineer, a roboticist, a mechatronics engineer and a nuclear engineer.
The Park Center Pirates Robotics team was in attendance, showing off their robot and allowing kids to try their hand at driving it. They hope to get elementary-aged students interested in robotics early and show them all of the opportunities robotics provides.
“I like coming to these types of events because I didn’t know robotics was a possibility for me until high school; and even then, I thought that it was just building and coding. But there’s a business side of it and an art and animation aspect of it, so I think that robotics can apply to any interests that you love. And we can show these kids that.” said Nefertari Moor, a senior on the Pirates robotics team.
Interested in learning more about Zanewood Community: A STEAM School? Visit district279.org/magnet.