Engineering students from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology visited Chadron High School today. CHS physics and advanced math classes participated in several hands-on learning engineering projects. Groups of students were given different projects to problem solve creations of paper constructions as well as the opportunity for all students to assemble and disassemble a steel bridge.
The SDSM&T students explained the many different competitions that they participate in ranging from Formula One racing, the steel bridge, and a concrete canoe. The importance of communication, teamwork, and knowledge was repeated several times.
At the end of the presentation and projects, students had the opportunity to ask questions about the field of engineering as well as college and internship opportunities.
The SDSM&T students are currently traveling to many panhandle schools to encourage students to pursue a career in engineering.