Campers building miniature submarines are gaining deep understanding of the mechanics of transportation on sea, on land, and in space.
Middle school students watched in wonder as the miniature submarines they built moved through the swimming pool at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina.
“I am very interested in engineering so this is my favorite part of the camp,” said 13 year old Madison Short. She is one of 21 middle school students participating in the National Summer Transportation Institute at ECSU.
The institute introduces middle school students to careers in STEM fields as well as to transportation, according to program mentor Megan Griffin.
Students are excited to see the results of the project they had developed during the camp, to build a submarine working in small groups. “And they’ve been working on them every day during the four weeks,” said Griffin.
The institute exposes the students to all types of transportation and a variety of careers in STEM disciplines.