The intention of the program is introduce the field of engineering to students and engage them in critical thinking skills to solve real-world problems in the community. The students in the WMS SMP group decided to tackle the issue of creativity is schools, not one generally associated with engineering. The students took a room in the school and transformed that room with the help of architects and engineers into a usable creative space. The students wrote grants to fund their work, took research trips to discover new ideas and met with roadblocks along the way. All in all, their endeavors were very productive and are here today to show you their results.
All members of the group are 8th graders at Westside Middle School - they have presented this project to the All Minds Matter conference at Midland University, the SAME/SMP competition and will present at NETA later in April.