On February 12, 2018 Luis, Alex D, Tony A., Gaby, and Doni visited Christopher Columbus Academy to teach middle schoolers about who engineers are and what they do. The team presented in both Spanish and English, showing giving a kids a peek into the lives of engineering students, and their field.
SHPE also demonstrated Makey Makey, an invention kit that allows young engineers to make keyboards and mice out of everyday objects. The students at Columbus Academy got to build these circuits themselves, using Play-Doh, and used the newly built devices to play Super Mario Bros.
SHPE is excited for the next meeting with Christopher Columbus Academy, where students will get a chance to play with Ooblek, and will learn more about what it means to be an engineer.