Girls explore engineering careers
|Photos: Dale Dong|
Among the participants was Clara Hoffert, 9, of Akron, who is shown at right as she gets a ride on an air-powered hoverboard driven by UA aerospace engineering student Drew Bowen.
Jordan Jones, 11, of Akron, an Old Trail School student, is pictured above as she makes from simple materials a package that will protect a potato from a 4-foot fall onto a nail.
According to UA officials, about 300 girls from first through sixth grades spent the morning with UA faculty and local professional engineers and scientists to learn about engineering. The students dissected diapers and tested their absorbent polymer layers; built a rudimentary biomedical mechanical arm using salad tongs; and created a Rube Goldberg machine, a contraption that leads a marble through chutes, down ramps and against swinging panels.
— By Kathleen Folkerth
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