Engineering Day at Thirkell

The sixth-grade Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) students at Thirkell Elementary-Middle School enjoyed a special opportunity Thursday, February 12 as guests from the Livonia based OHM (Orchard Hiltz & McCliment, Inc.) Advisors, who provided an amazing opportunity for students to experience first-hand what water quality means and how it affects them.

OHM is a company of environmental engineers and architects who design and create a variety of products that enhance everyday life. These engineers and architects visited Thirkell students for the afternoon, providing a variety of experiments, and activities, finishing the day with their version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”

Rotating through different stations, students discovered how pH affects their daily lives, how storm sewers can change the water they drink, how to create something that slows down the water drainage and keeps pollutants out of the water.

The students were eager to work with the materials and learn about careers in water and engineering. It was a great opportunity for students to see careers in action and how their ideas could make a difference in tomorrow’s world.

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