Archive for October, 2012

Family Engineering in Kalamazoo, MI

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Marta Larson, who was a Family Engineering field tester when the program was still in the development phase, recently presented at the Michigan After School Association Collaborative Conference in Kalamazoo. Her “Hands-on STEM” session including several activities, including Family Engineering’s “Five Points Traffic Jam.”  Thanks for exposing more folks to the great hands-on activities of Family Engineering, Marta!

Michigan Tech Students Introduced to Family Engineering

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

A 2-hour workshop was held for Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society Student Chapter at Michigan Tech University in October 2012. More than twenty college students attended, enjoying the challenge of Family Engineering short activities— Diving Board Dominoes and Let’s Communicate—as well as a few of the longer activities: Launcher, Team Up and Give Me A Hand. The students are now eager to help out with some of the Family Engineering Nights planned at local schools for the coming school year.


Family Engineering in Detroit Public Schools

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

During the summer of 2012, Detroit Public Schools held two workshops on Family Engineering.  The sessions were well attended and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.  Teachers found the activities to be engaging, innovative, and appealing to adults and students alike.  Teachers created plans for implementation of a Family Engineering Night or series during the 2012-2013 school year.  To support this effort, the Detroit Mathematics and Science Center purchased several Family Engineering Kits, including one in Spanish.  These kits are available for loan to the schools at no charge.