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ONU Education and Engineering programs participate in STEM in the Park

ONU’s education and engineering education programs participated in STEM in the Park on Saturday, Sep. 8 on the campus of Bowling Green University. Ken Reid, engineering, and Deb Gallagher, education, designed the activity and exhibit based on "Build a Rubber Band Racecar" from a website from the IEEE featuring low-cost engineering designs for the classroom. Students from elementary through high school were given a set of materials and a handout instructing them to build a car powered by only a rubber band. By the time the event was over, nearly 300 children received a kit, and many of them built and tested the car during the event.

 

Reid and engineering education students Liz Spingola, a junior from Butler, Pa., and Graham Fennell, a sophomore from Gibsonia, Pa., worked with the students.  Spingola met with each family and introduced the activity, while Fennell circulated around as children and their families perfected their designs.