Esperanza College transformed into the Creation Station this weekend in order to bring the field of Engineering to life for Hunting Park community members. Many came to learn about the laws of Physics constructing marshmallow towers, floating boats, and seeing the inner workings of robots. High school and college students took part in interactive workshops with special demonstrations by AECOM (Civil Engineering, Bridge competition), PECO (build your own electromagnet), Drexel University, Barrel Makers (Scratch application), and more.
Esperanza’s STEM Program Assistant, Gabriella Paez said of the event, “Esperanza College’s 2015 Creation Station was a complete success. In spite of the weather, nearly 80 people of all ages attended. In a community where people are not regularly exposed to science and engineering, we are managing to spark not only an interest for science, but also an intense passion and curiosity for the wonders of the laws of nature.”
This event was produced by the Hunting Park Community Science Network, The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and Drexel University’s Lindy Center for Civic Engagement.
The Hunting Park Community Science Network is a collaboration of APM, ASPIRA, Inc., Ayuda, Edison High School, Esperanza, Inc., Esperanza College, The Franklin Institute, Hunting Park United, Learning in New Context Charter School, the Lenfest Center, Northeast Treatment Centers, and the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology.