Local students celebrate Engineering Week with various activities

Local students celebrate Engineering Week with various activities From press reports
The Louisville High School (LHS) Robotics team members Bay White, Nathan Patel, and Chedarius McGuire participated in the Seaperch South Challenge competition held Saturday, February 25 at the Sanderson Center on Mississippi State University campus.
The Bagley College of Engineering hosted the Seaperch South Challenge and LHS competed against schools across Mississippi and several from Alabama.
LHS Robotics members modified their previous underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) from last year’s event to fit requirements for this year’s challenge.
The LHS Robotics team developed a short presentation related to the 2012 theme and had to make several adjustments and configurations to their ROV to be able to participate in the competition obstacle courses.
Several Winston County Boys and Girls Club members grades 5th through 8th participated in an engineering activity led by Kristi Jernigan, LHS 9th grade STEM instructor on Tuesday, February 21.
Students worked in teams to design and create a watercraft with specific materials that met a particular goal.
During this activity the students learned about the engineering design process.
Students received several engineering brochures and handouts provided by MS State University and discussed with Mrs. Jernigan various careers and organizations related to engineering.
Louisville High School students grades 10th – 12th visited the campus of MS State University on Friday, February 17 during Engineering Day 2012 (E-Day) hosted by the Bagley College of Engineering. Students were able to tour several departments within the college of engineering and speak with engineering students as well as professors about their particular engineering field.