The Academic Club for Engineering (ACE) had their first Community Service event on Friday, November 18, 2016. The group volunteered with United Neighbors in an effort to provide STEM education to children in the Quad Cities Area. The ACE president, Linnea Carr, was joined by Emily Helmreich, Sanya Tazyeen, Ben Pearce, Dallas Hanson, Austen Wells, David Bracke, and other WIU-QC members and together they completed two activities with the children: “3D bubbles” and “elephant toothpaste.” The Engineering students were excited about the opportunity to provide a basic understanding of science to local children and to help them to comprehend how various branches of science relate to one another. Linnea Carr stated that “providing a hands-on opportunity really sparked the kid’s interest” and that working with the children was a fun experience.
ACE has other community service events in the works, so if you would enjoy using your interest in science and/or engineering to give back to the local community, please contact Linnea at firstname.lastname@example.org for information. ACE will also be hosting a Game Night, open to all WIU-QC students, family & friends, on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 5:00 pm.