Discover Engineering Week at Brigantine Elementary

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Third- and fourth-grade students at Brigantine Elementary School are learning about the field of engineering in computer class. They are completing the STEM unit, called “An Alarming Idea: Designing Alarm Circuits” from the “Engineering is Elementary” series published by the Boston Museum of Science.

The students are learning about electrical circuits and will be designing alarm circuits. They are also using the iPad app “Tinker Box,” which is designed to develop engineering and critical thinking skills.

The third- and fourth-grade students have had the unique opportunity to discover the field of engineering by learning about the experiences of four engineers that have strong ties to the Brigantine Public Schools. Feb. 20 was “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.”

The following three female graduates of the Brigantine Public Schools have helped to inspire current BES students to discover the field of engineering:

Megan D’Alessandro is currently studying Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware.

Deborah Dunn graduated last May from Rowan University and is pursuing a career in Chemical Engineering and is employed at PSEG.

Jolea Russotto, a graduate of Rutgers University School of Engineering, is a mechanical/aerospace engineer and is employed at the Federal Aviation Administration.

In addition, Jennifer Wilkinson is the parent of two Brigantine School students and she is an electrical engineer employed at the Division of Gaming Enforcement.


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