The Engineering Outreach committee has been very busy with some of the largest children’s events PESC has yet to see! We are excited to introduce a new event, redesign Springfest, and engage with new engineering organizations to improve our events.
At the National Chain Reaction Competition, we were able to host over forty kids who were able to create and build their own complex mazes and engineering feats. We were excited to connect the kids with the machines and the engineering principals behind them.
At Springfest this year, we designed catapults and airplanes with the throughout the day. While in the past PESC's tent at springfest would create baloon animals and hats for attending children and families, we felt this was not fully in line with PESC's mission. We refocused the event to introduce children to engineering, and engage the parents with our committee's mission. We were pleased to have connected with over 650 kids and their families.
Last year, the EO committee began working with INSPIRE Research Group and other Lafayette organizations to expand our reach and create safer and more organized events. INSPIRE has helped refine our events to be more engineering focused than science based, and enabled us to provide a safer and more comfortable environment for kids to learn in. With greater participation in PESC’s engineering outreach events, we have been able to inspire hundreds of future Purdue engineers!
Our future goals and missions are to bring in more campus organizations, expand current relationships, and broaden our missions reach. To learn more on our current and upcoming events, check out the "Children's Events" page!