Zionsville Community Enrichment - Programs

Mechanical Engineering @ SGE

Location Zionsville, IN
Event Date(s) Oct 10, 2018 to Nov 7, 2018
This event has been completed.

Event Description

ZCS Programs
2018 Engineering For Kids Fall Sessions

Engineering For Kids brings science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), to kids ages 4 to 14 in a fun and challenging way through classes, camps, clubs, and parties. We are proud to inspire children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning and development of their problem solving skills. Engineering is, after all, one of the fastest growing industries in the world!

All of our classes align with the following National Standards for STEM education: Common Core Math, Next Generation Science, ITEEA(International Technology and Engineering Educators Association), STL(Standards of Technological Literacy), NSES(National Science Education Standards), and NCTM(National Council for Teachers of Mathematics).

Did You Know?

  • Eight graders with and interest in STEM education are 3x more likely to pursue degrees in those careers.
  • STEM related jobs are expected to grow by 17% from 2008-2018, while non-stem jobs are only expected to grow by 9.8%.
  • Engineering ranks 11th out of 19 in a list of careers teen students are familiar with.
  • By simply exposing children to engineering at a younger age they are 2x as likely to be interested in engineering as a career.

Mechanical Engineering: Grades 1st-4th
During the Mechanical Engineering classes, students use the Engineering Design Process to design, build, test, and improve a variety of machines and mechanical systems.  Students learn basics of energy, traction, aerodynamics, and durability while constructing roller coasters, catapults, and a rubber band racecar! mixtures and make a delicious snack!

SGE Session Time Days Dates Location Fee
1st - 4th Grades 2:35pm - 4:00pm Wednesdays Oct 10 - Nov 7 STEM Room $84

Instructor: Lacy Ogles | indianapolis@engineeringforkids.net