Fifth grade students at Dobbs and Burke Elementary Schools had fun getting creative with their first engineering challenge from Black & Veatch mentors on January 14. Assigned with the task of using uncooked spaghetti and marshmallows to construct the tallest and most stable structure, students rose to the challenge.
KCPT has partnered with Black & Veatch to bring a mentoring program to the Hickman Mills School District on engineering. The program, which continues through February 18, will put an engineer in the classroom each week mentoring fifth grade students at Dobbs and Burke Elementary Schools on a variety of topics, from carbon footprints, water treatment, where electricity comes from, what energy is and why it is important.
The goal of the program is to open up the world of engineering to the students and encourage them to consider a career path.