Lego Engine Build Event for STEM Students
In early May, Gregory Poole Bus Sales & Service participated in a Lego Engine Build event at the Cummins engine plant. The event was attended by STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) students from the Nash – Rocky Mount School System. The event gave the children an opportunity to construct a LEGO engine with a professional engineer, and to ask questions relating to engineering. On display during the event was one of the new 2018 Blue Bird buses recently delivered to Nash – Rocky Mount Schools. Binford Sloan, Transportation Director for the school system, attended the event as well. Sloan said the event was “a collaborative engagement between Nash – Rocky Mount Schools, Gregory Poole, Blue Bird and Cummins Engines to teach our children about technology and engineering, hoping they will invest back into our community once they become adults.” While the event isn’t designed to change a student’s career interest it does act as a ‘passive influencer’ to show children interested in engineering that it is an attainable career path and engineers are just ‘normal’ people like everyone else. Below are some photos from the event.