IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Area students have a better idea of how engineering principles impact their lives thanks to engineers from Fluor Idaho, EM’s cleanup contractor at the Idaho National Laboratory Site.
More than 400 students participated in the Fluor Idaho-Museum of Idaho Engineering Day during the Feb. 17-23 National Engineering Week. They gained a better understanding of how bridges work, learned about how photovoltaics and wind power can generate electricity, and even tested the Archimedes' principle on water displacement.
“Fluor Idaho engineers did an amazing job engaging the kids in the activities they brought to demonstrate engineering principles,” Museum of Idaho Director of Education Chloe Doucette said. “These were fun lessons, but more important, each display helped children learn by sparking their problem-solving and discovery skills, and actively developing solutions.”
Fluor Idaho Chief Engineer Joe Giebel coordinated Fluor Idaho’s involvement in the event.
“As students and their parents discovered, engineering can be fun,” Giebel said. “Concepts that might seem difficult can be easily explained and, in the process, we encourage students’ active engagement in finding solutions and learning.”