Students from Cincinnati Public Schools learned teamwork and a little engineering — and saved some eggs — during the kickoff of the GE Triple E program October 17 at GE Aviation’s Learning Centre in Evendale.
About 110 students from Roselawn Condon School and Shroder High School worked in teams to design “egg rovers” — handmade devices crafted to land eggs safely from seven feet high, using only materials provided such as newspaper, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, craft sticks and masking tape.
Triple E (Educate. Equip. Empower.) is an immersion program for Cincinnati Public Schools’ middle-school students that emphasizes STEM concepts – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program, now in its third year, uses GE employees to serve as mentors and to work with students throughout the school year. Dorcedra Glover, GE’s Triple E coordinator, said the company partners with CPS specifically to coach students through STEM classes.