Happy International Youth Day! In celebrating this year’s theme of Transforming Education, we’re featuring a few of the many moments of inspired learning at last month’s Grace Engineering Camp — a one-of-a-kind program designed to spark students’ interest in STEM and engineering-related fields as they learn the fundamentals of mechanical engineering, computer-assisted design (CAD), 3D printing, and more. As part of the program’s debut curriculum, students were guided through the design, creation and testing of their own CO2 race dragsters.
WishBone Medical was thrilled to be a sponsor of the program’s first year, and our very own, Mary Wentorf, spent a couple of days as a speaker, herself: “In my session, I taught the students about the design process; leading them through a Fortnite vehicle design challenge to test out their new skills . . . The students learned not only about the formal design process, but also gained experience in teamwork, brainstorming, concept generation, presentation skills, design evaluation, and constructive feedback.”
“On my second day, I was able to share with them all the fun things I’ve been able to do with my engineering degree over the past 20 years and led them in brainstorming/concept generation activities for their CO2 race cars. The students were very inquisitive and were especially interested in how we at WishBone create product solutions for kids like them. All of that raw energy and talent, being able to see the spark of interest in young people’s eyes as they explored what will definitely be future successful careers made for an awesome week! I’m so thankful to work at a place that values giving back to the community, and made it possible for me to invest my time hopefully inspiring future engineers!”
– Mary Wentorf
Director of Quality Assurance
& Regulatory Affairs
Learn more about Grace Engineering Camp at www.grace.edu/graceengineeringcamp