Archive for June, 2013

Family Engineering in Oregon

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Oak Hills Elementary in Beaverton, Oregon hosted two, fun-filled Family Engineering Nights during the 2012-13 school year. Three third grade classes and their families (over 200 participants between two events) gathered in the school gymnasium to test their engineering design skills with self-guided, hands-on Opener activities and two facilitated Engineering Challenges (Team Up! and Mining for Chocolate).

The event got high marks from both parents and children, with many students remarking that “working with my family” was the best part of the evening.

The event was made possible through a grant from the Beaverton Education Foundation and was hosted by third grade teachers Chris Amorose, Susan Grossen, and Charles Geier. They hope to host more Family Engineering Nights this fall to allow even more students and families to participate.