The Kino-Eye Center and Rice University ran a K-12 STEM outreach lab on Sat. Jan 24th, in partnership with the World Youth Foundation, Microsoft, ConocoPhillips, and the 100 Black Men mentorship organization.
Rice student coaches were assigned to each middle/high school team, and they were tasked with creating a “something” from scratch that could travel the distance of its longest dimension under its own power.
Seem a little too easy? Well, to make it more challenging, they could only use the basic materials provided – tape, paper, ping pong balls, coke, Mentos, rubber bands, string, index cards, etc.
The workshop was designed to promote both applied engineering skills and leadership development as part of the K-12 STEM outreach programming of the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership.
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