Mrs. Berner received a STEM Scale-Up grant to implement Engineering is Elementary with her fourth and fifth grade students. Siemens agreed to partner with her on the wind energy unit. Engineer Tyler Gray and trainer Mary O’Hara visited George Washington Elementary to talk about their jobs and give students feedback on their windmill blade designs. “It was super cool to talk to real engineers,” said Reese Campbell. Gray was impressed with the students’ knowledge of concepts and vocabulary while O’Hara stated, “I wish I was back in school. It’s so interactive.” Students will create and test their designs next week.
(R)Brittney Kelly explains her design to engineer Tyler Gray.
(L)Trainer Mary O’Hara gives Grant Doscher feedback on his design.