Engineering for Kids in the Queens Chronicle

Engineering for Kids in the Queens Chronicle in an article titled, "Boro youth show off engineering skills." The article begins with some details about the Saturday classes offered by De and Lupita Chen and how it’s making kids excited to learn the STEM fields. The article goes into detail about the specific egg drop activity that took place during this particular session, and how the kids engineered their egg vessels. The article then gives more information about Engineering for Kids, how it supplements STEM education, and ends with information about the future of the Chens’ program. Click here for the entire article or begin below.


Boro youth show off engineering skills
By: Domenick Rafter

It’s Saturday morning in Jackson Heights. Outside the Renaissance Charter School at 81st Street and 37th Avenue, young children begin filing into the facility for class.

But there is little resistance to going into a classroom at 10 a.m. on a weekend. Instead, these kids, who range in age from 6 to 13, are excited and anticipatory.

Lupita Chen, one of their two instructors, tells a parent the plan for today.
“They’re going to develop protective packaging for eggs and drop them from different heights,” she said. “The kids are going to have fun with it.”

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