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.
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)