Students in grades 6-8 are challenged to build a motorized object using K'Nex, a versatile, creative construction product and code a Cue Robot while practicing problem solving skills and working as a team . Consulting engineers from local companies engage with the teams prior to competition and shares important work-based skills/concepts.
Manufacturing competition featuring Maker Space technology to identify a problem and produce an original product that will help the community. The teams also develop and make marketing/business plans to entice investors. Consulting engineers from local companies engage with the teams prior to competition sharing manufacturing concepts and project management skills.
STEM based LEGO competition for Edgecombe County & Nash County elementary schools, grade 3-5. Schools compete at the individual school-level and culminate in a regional competition. The goal of this challenge is to spark interest, confidence, and creative problem solving early in the STEM fields needed for our local workforce.
Opportunity for casual conversation over a pizza lunch about a side variety of healthcare careers and careers in engineering & manufacturing in the Twin-Counties area. Professionals volunteer to share their knowledge and advice with high school students.