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Diné College Engineering Day Brings Together Regional Schools

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November 24, 2014

Click for Full Image Tsaile, AZ - On November 6, 2014, an Engineering Day was held at the Diné College Gym in Tsaile, Arizona. Over 247 students from 11 different high schools traveled to the Diné College Tsaile campus to learn about the various facets of engineering through discussions, project demonstrations and competitions prepared by Diné College students. The students who participated experienced an overview of the different engineering disciplines and projects.

"It is our goal to get students of all ages involved in Engineering Day. It is important to provide these types of events to help students develop an interest for mathematics and its applications," said Dr. Fowler, Diné College faculty member. "The introduction of math and engineering projects will help inspire them and strengthen our math education for k-12th grade students."

Engineering Day featured 15 different activities and competitions for the visiting students. The most popular of the events was the egg drop competition that attracted 152 participants and included winners from elementary, middle school, and high school divisions. Student and staff volunteers of Diné College interacted with students from schools across the region to help them understand the competitions.

The College would like to thank all of the students, sponsors, judges and organizations that made Engineers Day an incredibly successful event. We look forward to seeing even more potential engineers on our campus next year for Engineering Day. According to Dr. Fowler, the next event he is planning is a Robotic demonstration for K-12 students that will take place in Black Mesa Community School on November 21, 2014.