Kids got a chance to discover the world of engineering at the Kirkwood Mall on Saturday.
Being an engineer can start earlier than you think.
“There is lots of stuff to do, like bomb stuff,” said Sylar Sandstrom, North Dakota resident.
These kids got a closer look at how things work, by learning about static electricity, parachutes, electrical circuits and more.
“Just finding out about things, just being curious about the world and finding out how things work. learning how to solve problems is awesome. Taking it that step further and taking it into engineering. So, science and engineering, the marrying of those two fields are really special,” said Kirsten Dickhut, Science Teacher.
Gateway to Science teamed up with North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers to host “Discover Engineering”. An event where kids get a chance to learn science through hands-on activities, led by over 40 engineers throughout the state.
It’s all to inspire future engineers, especially since the interest is low and the demand for engineers is high.
“There is a large number of engineers who are approaching retirement. There is not a lot of young people pursuing engineering in today’s time so that we have a pool to choose from in the future,” said John Saiki, Morton County Engineer.
It’s a great way to recognize the field since science is apart of our everyday lives.