Pottstown Students Spend Educational Week in Indiana
POTTSTOWN PA – Four Pottstown High School students (at top and below), who this year were members of the engineering class of teacher Andy Bachman, on Sunday (June 26, 2022) began a week of study and experimentation in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics academy hosted by Purdue University in West Lafayette IN.
It’s an experience they won, with their successful participation during May in a “Mousetrap Car Competition” sponsored by locally by Dana Corporation, the school district reported. Students Mehki Jenkins-Glover, Austin Sundstrom, Caden Nihart, and Nye Powell, have been joined by Bachman to “learn at one of the finest schools in the country,” the district wrote in a Sunday afternoon e-mail to its employees.
The first day alone was packed with a noon kick-off lunch at Purdue’s Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, followed by orientation session, photos and dorm room assignments on campus. After dispensing with those formalities, the Pottstown contingent any many others were scheduled to undergo skills assessments and prepare for seminars and workshops that will carry them through Friday (July 1).
Bachman is posting daily photos featuring the students and their activities at Purdue to a Google photo account, here. Pottstown area supporters are encouraged to join the photo page and keep up with the learners’ adventures.
Photos provided by Pottstown teacher Andy Bachman