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Programs for P-12 Students

Youth Programs introduces Series for Young Engineers

Monday, November 18, 2013

Two young students participating in the fall UNCW Youth Program, Engineering Explorations

This fall UNCW Youth Programs launched Engineering Explorations, a new program offered monthly on Saturday for children ages 6-7. Each session focuses on a popular children’s storybook and an engineering related problem. The series opened in September with The Three Little Pigs, and a challenge to students to engineer a wind-capturing device to save their house. In November, after reading Jack and the Beanstalk, young engineers tried to determine if a beanstalk could really hold up a giant. By learning about cross bridging and foundations the children were able to build stable towers.

The last program in the fall 2013 series will be held Dec. 7. To register, or for more information please visit  www.uncw.edu/youth.