MHS Students Enjoy Lunch with a Civil Engineer
The Middle Division STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) group recently participated in a “lunch with an engineer” series. The MHS students talked to Mr. Chris Rojhn, a retired civil engineer, via Skype. While Mr. Rojhn currently resides in California, he is originally from Pennsylvania. Mr. Rojhn shared his career experience with the STEAM group and took the time to answer questions the students had about his work and the field of engineering.
The STEAM students had been researching earthquake waves and earthquake-resistant materials as part of a building project. They designed and constructed their own buildings after completing the research, and they will soon be using an earthquake simulator to test their buildings’ strength and design. After listening to Mr. Rojhn speak, they showed him their buildings and asked for his feedback and expertise.
This engineering lunch session is another interactive way MHS is elevating students’ global awareness through STEAM experiences.