Students from 11 local school districts compete in the first ever Crowder College Engineering Day contest.
Over a hundred fifty 9th through 12th graders from schools across Southwest Missouri took part in subjects ranging from drafting and physics to solar and wind energy. Students also had the chance to design and build boats out of aluminum foil to see how many pennies they could hold before they sunk. They even had the chance to investigate a crime scene.
“Some of those events are team events, teams of two, three, four, some of those are individual contests, the students can compete in a team math competition, a team physics competition, some scholarly type questions but we also have many many hands on competitions,” says Dr. Melissa Oates, Crowder Engineering Day coordinator.
Oates says the event was a good way to show off some of the career options available at Crowder.