U of S engineering students design with children in mind

SASKATOON — The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) College of Engineering invites members of the media and public to view presentations of prototypes from an engineering design class that will be used as exhibits at the Children's Discovery Museum.

Tuesday, April 5, 3:15 pm
Room 2C02, Engineering Building
57 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan

Exploring various physical phenomena such as texture, light, colour and sound—as well as including Indigenous perspectives in their designs—students in Rick Retzlaff's mechanical engineering class (ME 229—Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design) created small modular manipulative play stations designed for children ages three to five. These experimental new exhibits will inspire the next generation of future engineers, add more open-ended learning opportunities to the current museum, and explore possibilities for the greatly expanded children's museum that will open in the Mendel building in 2018.


For more information, contact:
Rick Retzlaff
Assistant Professor, College of Engineering
306-966-5457 (office)
306-371-6503 (cell)


Dave Hunchak
President, Children's Discovery Museum
306-230-2880 (cell)

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