Engineering event at Weldon to celebrate National Engineering Month
To celebrate National Engineering Month, an engineering challenge at I.E. Weldon was held today to allow youth to experience various aspects of problems professional engineers and technologists/technicians strive to solve in their profession. The challenge, hosted by PRI Engineering in Lindsay, encourages ingenuity, creativity and teamwork in solving common engineering problems.
The Lindsay Engineering Challenge was a daylong out of class event. It brings awareness to high school students about applied sciences, math and associated careers, while having fun in a team environment.
The 2023 challenge involved the design and construction of a bridge. Each team received supplies and time to design and to build their bridge. After the bridges were built, organizers tested them to determine how much weight they can carry using a specially constructed testing machine.
Teams score points for design, construction, performance and knowledge. The cost of the materials used also plays a part in the evaluation. The knowledge-based section consists of a short question sheet about the topics in the project.
The event volunteers included engineers and technologists from a variety of industries to discuss engineering/technology as a career choice.