Engineering Solutions to Modern Problems

Engineering Solutions to Modern Problems

Explore exciting and budget-friendly ways to integrate active learning opportunities into your curriculum! In this workshop, teachers will experience hands-on activities that encourage middle school students to design solutions to two different but emerging problems faced by society.

  • As our world becomes more connected, diseases can spread quickly and in new areas. Students will become biomedical engineers, learning how to prepare for an outbreak and designing an antiviral to protect a model cell from infection.
  • The demand for disposable single-use plastic is high, but the piles of plastic in our landfills are even higher. Students will step into the shoes of chemical engineers, learning about the challenges created by traditional plastics and designing bioplastics made from plant-based material as a possible replacement.


Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 8:45am to 3:00pm


Wilson Community College
902 Herring Avenue
Wilson, NC 27893