Engineers inspire kids in Billings

Posted at 7:01 PM, Nov 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-03 21:02:51-04

Wind powered vehicles, hovercraft and refinery pumps were some of what some of what engineers showed kids on Saturday afternoon.

About 150 children came to Adventures in Engineering at Medicine Crow Middle School.

STEM Billings puts on the events to enhance kids’ knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

The group holds three events a year to motivate and inspire kids in second through the eighth grades.

“It’s pretty cool that if you can do something that’s hands on that you can talk about with your brother or sister or your dad or your grandma,” said Dan Carter, Exxon Mobil Public Affairs. “That you can show that you did it. There’s something about that that is pretty powerful when you’re a youngster. The jobs of the future are going to be hands on STEM related. If they understand these now, if they fall in love with STEM, they can go anywhere in the future.”

Carter said in four years, STEM Billings has worked with nearly 1,200 kids.

The next event on January 26 is also at Medicine Crow Middle School.