Rogers students ‘engineer’ a learning experience

Rogers Elementary School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) classes celebrated National Engineers Week by learning from real engineers, like Danny Hicks, right. Here, Hicks helps Hailey Hartlage and Joey Clauson engineer tiny electrical fans. Hicks is from the Works Engineering Museum, which had staff at the school for two days. (Sun staff Photo by Aaron Brom)
Rogers Elementary School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) classes celebrated National Engineers Week by learning from real engineers, like Danny Hicks, right. Here, Hicks helps Hailey Hartlage and Joey Clauson engineer tiny electrical fans. Hicks is from the Works Engineering Museum, which had staff at the school for two days. (Sun staff Photo by Aaron Brom)

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) students at Rogers Elementary celebrated Engineers Week the week of Feb. 18.

The students learned about electrical engineering from electrical engineer Kevin Jenkins and software engineer Nada Sogge from General Dynamics. They participated in a video conference with NASA to learn about the engineering of the Curiosity rover. They also engineered an ear harp, created a model of Chicago’s Willis Tower, and designed and constructed a fan using their knowledge of electricity.

MacKenzie Terharr and Brianna Hetchler team together for an engineering experiment. (Submitted photo) Carson Cornwell gets ready to test the connections to the bright red bulb. (Submitted photo)
A very attentive group of Rogers Elementary School students lines up to craft civil engineering structures. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) classes celebrated National Engineers Week. (Sun staff Photo by Aaron Brom) Jacob Wanner follows instructions to glue pieces together to look like the Willis Tower in Chicago (former Sears Tower). Students spent four days celebrating National Engineers Week by learning from real engineering professionals. (Sun staff Photo by Aaron Brom) Rogers Elementary School student Avery Swenson gently applies glue to his “skyscraper” structure. Students did a civil engineering project where constructed miniature replicas of Chicago’s famous Willis Tower (former Sears Tower). (Sun staff Photo by Aaron Brom)
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Rogers Elementary School student Avery Swenson gently applies glue to his “skyscraper” structure. Students did a civil engineering project where constructed miniature replicas of Chicago’s famous Willis Tower (former Sears Tower). (Sun staff Photo by Aaron Brom)