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Feb 16, 2010 9:29 PM by Ariel Wesler

Kids learn lessons in engineering

Fourth graders from Hontiveros Elementary School in Santa Maria got some got hands-on experience today, thanks to a Cal Poly organization.

A student from the Society of Women Engineers led the 4th graders in science experiments and talked with them about engineering. The kids made moon rovers using marshmallows and cardboard. The group hopes it will encourage the kids to tinker at home.

"There's such a need for people to create and there's so many interests that kids have that they just want to work with their hands but a lot of times in the classroom, they don't get that, so we want to be able to provide a space that they can do that," said Morgan Miller, who's part of the Society of Women Engineers at Cal Poly

The engineering students are also visiting schools in Atascadero, Morro Bay, Grover Beach, and Los Osos.

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