Engineers in training

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ANNUAL BOEING CHALLENGE HELD MAY 3 AT WU FIELD HOUSE

The event was the culmination of a six-month-long project that began in November when the students visited Boeing to receive instructions from a Boeing mentor along with materials for their hand-held gliders. “This competition really helps students think about the principles of flight and design,” Boeing mentor Tom Brandt said. “They might not all choose to go into the aviation industry, but it gets them thinking about other opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, and that is rewarding to us as mentors.” Boeing sponsored the design competition, with support from WUSTL’s Alumni & Development Office; the Institute for School Partnership (ISP); and the School of Engineering & Applied Science. Boeing is a longtime supporter of K-12 education initiatives at WUSTL, including teacher graduate programs through the ISP.

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