By: Nan Becerra Morales
During Mr. Fister’s Principles Of Engineering class, students faced two unique assignments this past week: bridge building and the Pringles Challenge. These activities were designed to challenge students and to provoke healthy competition.
One of the assignments was a Pringles Challenge in which a student, along with a partner, had to measure a box containing a single Pringle within. The goal was to protect the Pringle. Then the measurements would determine if the packaging was effective on keeping the pringle damage-free.
Another assignment was the building of a wooden bridge. The students had to first make a design on paper and then cut pieces of wood according to their design. They then glued the wooden pieces and let them dry. After it hardened, the model would be put to a durability test on a compressor that would add pressure to the bridge. The goal was to make a bridge stronger than your classmates.
Mr. Fister’s POE class teaches students real-life skills that they may use in their future career paths. Mr. Fister always says, “Try it again!” when the first time fails, a perfect motto for life.