Dunwoody students help bring STEM education to 4th graders

Updated: January 09, 2020 06:53 PM

Students from Dunwoody College of Technology turned the tables Thursday and spent the day at the head of the classroom.

They visited a fourth grade class at Centennial Elementary in Richfield to help kids learn about electricity.

More than a dozen Dunwoody students encouraged the Centennial students to think big about possible careers while getting some hands-on electrical engineering experience.

"Not only is Dunwoody able to come in to support us in learning about electrical circuits and understanding electricity, but they came in and exposed the students to what they are going to school to become," said Lindsay Herman, a teacher at Centennial Elementary.

In addition to teaching the children about how conductors and insulators work and helping to design an alarm circuit, the Dunwoody students talked to kids about what they might want to do in the future.

The event will continue Friday as part of the "Engineering is Elementary" program, which focuses on engineering lessons for students across the nation in first through fifth grades.

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