The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) is connecting talented students with young mentors in the STEM fields.
100 students rose to count down to launch in the school gym.
“Five, four, three, two, one!”
On signal, a team of students released a wheeled invention called a gravity cruiser. Mounted on a triangular frame, a weighted arm swung forward and propelled it toward an X taped on the floor.
During the SEEK Program at Marshal Math Science Academy in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, student demonstrate the cars that they design and build. They are guided by young mentors who are studying technical subjects in college. Students work in teams, using their own knowledge to problem solve and discovering math and science principles.
The goal of the program is to prepare students for “careers that we haven’t even thought of yet,” said Harrisburg School District Superintendent Sybil Knight-Burney.