STAR Achiever Program

STAR Achiever: Architecture / Engineering

On October 20th the STAR Achievers visited the Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center  and attended a class on Architecture, Construction and Engineering.  Mr. Allen Witt was the Kirkwood Instructor that worked with the students and he did a great job introducing them to the “shipping crate house” the Kirkwood students are building.  He also presented a video that showed various types of bridge construction around the world and another video which explained stress points that need to be understood by those designing and building bridges.   The students then picked a bridge to build and were given a construction diagram that showed them the parts needed and the assembly instruction.   They gathered the parts  needed and proceeded to construct their bridge.  This was a good learning experience on following instructions to construct a project.