November 22, 2013

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University will host the seventh annual Engineering and Science Education Exposition on Monday, Dec. 9, from 7 to 8:45 p.m. in Larison Dining Hall.

Fifty teams of first-year engineering students will share inquiry-based educational devices designed and constructed to interactively teach engineering and science concepts — such as motion, force, magnetism, and mechanical advantage — to students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

"Our students in the Engineering 100 course complete comprehensive and innovative design-build projects, displayed at the Exposition, that meet specific requirements, on time and on budget, for real customers," said Jim Orbison, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and course coordinator.

"The event is appropriate for teachers and volunteers looking for ideas as well as supervised children in the appropriate age range," said Margot Vigeant, Associate Dean of Engineering.

"Bucknell education majors, led by Lori Smolleck, Associate Professor of Education, and local scout leaders served as project customers and advisers," he said, adding that "all educational devices and supporting materials will be given away at the end of the Expo to interested educators, leaders and volunteers."

Scout troops are asked to register in advance with Prof. Vigeant via email at or by calling 570-577-1646.



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