On Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, Orlando Science Center hosted 26 elementary school teachers from Orange, Lake and Seminole counties as well as two engineers for Engineering is Elementary training sponsored by Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division. Training was centered around the EiE unit "A Stick in the Mud: Evaluating a Landscape."

Teachers engaged in hands-on, interactive STEM-based engineering design challenges. This particular unit highlights the field of geotechnical engineering and the challenge of designing a bridge along a river. Activities included core sampling, structural testing and the effects of erosion and compaction.

EiE was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston and aims to increase students' interest in and confidence about engineering. EiE's 20 units present fun, engaging engineering challenges that allow students to apply science knowledge.


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