RACINE — Starbuck Middle School Engineering Club members and their families gathered on March 21 at Starbuck Middle School to celebrate the club’s yearlong activities, highlighting the Exploring Engineering Day event at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. They also met with representatives of local industries, including Unico Inc., Modine Manufacturing Co. and SC Johnson.
Starbuck Engineering Club members, comprised of current and former Starbuck Middle School students, gave presentations that highlighted a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) opportunities.
The following students spoke about the skills and knowledge they acquired while taking part in UW-Madison College of Engineering and Space Science summer programs:
• Ben Hart, Peter Monti and Ben Enriquez: Camp Badger.
• Jacquelyn De Guire: Engineering Career Academy.
• Alex Moxon: Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies Camp.
Student presentations also included:
• Amanda Kemper and Noah Zimmer: the National Fluid Power Association Challenge.
• Violet Ahnen: the Racine Unified School District Project Lead the Way Introduction to Engineering and Design class.
• Anastacia Jahnke, Javan Pruitt, Paola Cruz and Jacquelyn De Guire: the Exploring Engineering Day visit to the UW-Madison College of Engineering and the hands-on activities, which included bridge designing, problem solving, super computers and the UW-Madison Hospital Simulation Labs.
The evening concluded with an acknowledgment of Engineering Club members David Ross (Case High School) and Aaron Salvo (Park High School), who are graduating seniors planning to work toward engineering degrees at the university level.