Archive for April, 2012

Family Engineering Night at Ontonagon Elementary School

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

More than five dozen elementary students and parents enjoyed hands-on engineering activities at a two-hour Family Engineering Night at Ontonagon Elementary School. The “Blast Off” activity was a favorite, with some students making their rockets propel more than 20 feet! Frequent comments heard from participants were to make the night longer and to offer even more engineering challenge activities!

AISES Workshop & Powwow

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Sixteen members of the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) from three colleges in the Midwest attended a Family Engineering Workshop held at Michigan Tech on April 13. The workshop was held as part of the AISES Region V Conference. Student participants came from the College of Menominee Nation (Wisconsin), University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and Michigan Tech, in addition to several high school students from South Dakota. The next day, the AISES students participated in a Powwow, while younger students took time out to enjoy some Family Engineering opener activities. Participants overwhelmingly believe FE supports their chapter’s outreach mission.

Fun with Family Engineering!

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

The Family Engineering team came home all smiles after making a big splash at the NSTA Conference in Indianapolis. Our Ice Cream Social & Book Launch Party was a huge success thanks to our fabulous local host families and a terrific response from conference attendees. Hundreds of guests explored hands-on activities from “Family Engineering: An Activity & Event Planning Guide” while enjoying tasty treats and learning more about the Family Engineering program. Book authors Joan Chadde, David Heil and Mia Jackson were on hand to answer questions and sign books, and the fast-flying fingers of our book selling team could hardly keep up with the orders!