Students at Amity Middle School in Bethany got a taste of what engineers do in the real world to bring products to market. Amity parent, Nancy Held-Sheehe, a Deputy Chief Engineer at a local aerospace company, along with a team of professionals who work in the manufacturing industry ran a unique and exciting hands-on engineering activity for 64 students at Amity Middle School in Bethany on May 3rd.
This special event included 7th and 8th grade students who have demonstrated effort and interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). During the event kick-off a challenge was unveiled, and students working in teams of eight had a little less than two hours to work through the engineering design process to create and ultimately test their solutions. The eight team members had pre-assigned roles that mimic real life engineering/manufacturing process roles including: Program Manager, Chief Engineer, Purchasing & Finance Manager, Sales & Marketing Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Design Engineering Manager, Chief Test Engineer, and Weights Engineering Manager.