Youth encouraged to explore engineering

ANGOLA, Ind. – Area fifth- through seventh-graders are encouraged to participate in free hands-on activities at Trine University to learn about different engineering disciplines. Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, set for Saturday afternoon, is open to boys and girls.

Trine's chapter of the Society of Women Engineers is hosting the third annual event and various activities will be offered by members of Eta Kappa Nu, Chi Epsilon, Math Club, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Biomedical Engineering Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Last year, 28 children participated in the event that included using a flight simulator, building paper airplanes, making ice cream with liquid nitrogen and constructing bridges from craft sticks.

The free event is set for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in Fawick Hall. To register, send an email to Heather Darrah at trineswe@gmail.com.