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.

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