Thursday, July 28, 2011

Brick-by-Brick: Shipbuilding with LEGOs

Finished LEGO model of USS Monitor built by Sam Nelson

We're always looking to create new programs, and our interns have been working on a cool new idea recently. This one involves using LEGOs to build ships. This shipbuilding program utilizes science, technology, education, and math (STEM) skills in a fun way so participants can learn about the principles of shipbuilding. STEM is an Office of Naval Research-led program that is meant to increase the talent pool of future Sailors, naval engineers, and scientists.

Depending on participants' level of interest and expertise, they can either follow instructions for building a ship created by our interns, Sam Nelson and Jordan Hock, or they can build their own ship. This program will be for both adults and children. More details will be coming in the very near future!

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