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Let's Do Some Engineering at the YMCA - February 21, 2017

posted Jan 29, 2017, 6:41 PM by Society of Women Engineers RVA   [ updated Feb 19, 2017, 6:32 PM ]
SWE Richmond is partnering with the YMCA in Chester for an engineering outreach activity in their after-school program. Volunteers are needed to lead two hands-on engineering activities for middle school students.

In the "Ship the Chip" activity, students will use household materials to pack a Pringle into a box, then simulate shipping it via a drop test. The team with the most intact chip and the lightest packaging is declared the winner.

In the pollution activity, students will learn a core sampling method to detect a colored drink mix seeping through sand and locate the pollution point source.

"Let's Do Some Engineering" SWE Event at the YMCA

Tuesday, Feb. 21st, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Chester YMCA, 3011 West Hundred Road, Chester, VA

To RSVP as a volunteer, email