YMG volunteered at the STEM in the GYM event at Central Middle School in Raytown, MO. This event was the first annual event and was hosted by the Raytown School District. The goal of the event was to promote interest in engineering, science, math, and technology among K-6 students. Four (4) ASCE-YMG volunteers ran two (2) activity stations which involved constructing truss structures using marshmallows and spaghetti noodles. After the structures were constructed “penny weights” were hung from the highest horizontal bar to determine which tower could hold the most weight. The “strongest” structure held 85 pennies (see photo).

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