Enthusiastic Students Continue to Explore Engineering

Monday, April 2011
by michael

Students and Lida Loem programming a lego robot in the Creative Learning Class
Students and Lida Loem programming a lego robot in the Creative Learning Class (Photo by Jen Enrique)

PEPY’s Creative Learning Class teacher, Lida Loem, has taken the lead in organizing an Engineering Club, which continues to engage students’ creativity and problem solving skills. The Engineering Club is split into two sections, one each for 7th and 8th graders. This “split class” format allows more flexibility in terms of scheduling, as well as more spots for excited students to learn.

Example of robots students have built in Engineering Club Example of robots students have built in Engineering Club
Robots students have built in the Engineering Club and students creating a new robot to be programmed (Photos by Jen Enrique)

The club meets each week for about an hour, during which students work on a wide variety of projects in the field of engineering. They’ve been thoroughly enjoying exploration of Lego Wedo Robotics kits (see images for their latest creations). In addition, students have attended multiple sessions on computer repair to keep their XO laptops in good working order, and have built impressive structures out of paper and other materials.

Students and Lida Loem programming a lego robot in the Creative Learning Class
Example of robots students have built in Engineering Club (Photo by Jen Enrique)