Discover Engineering Program Held at Binghamton University

Published 02/24 2014 10:08AM

Updated 02/24 2014 10:11AM

A group of budding engineers were learning about the fields of math, science and technology this weekend. Binghamton University hosted "Discover Engineering" for students in elementary, middle and high schools from around our region.

There were plenty of hands-on activities. Some students built contraptions and then put eggs in them. They then dropped them to see if the eggs would break. Others built bridges out of spaghetti and some students created circuits and rocket cars. The goal was to get kids interested in the engineering field.

"Late elementary school and middle school ages are really the time to get them interested in engineering, math and science," said assistant dean Liz Kradjian. "So that's really the prime time to get the excited about going and pursuing engineering and technology."

The event was part of National Engineers Week.

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