Sandcastles at the Ball Park

In May, a group from the AR Team participated in a volunteer opportunity at the Kalamazoo Growlers STEM Expo event. Students from across Kalamazoo County came for some hands-on learning related to STEM careers and industry. The team from AR Engineering used sandcastles to demonstrate the remarkable principles behind mechanically stabilized earth (MSE)! Students enjoyed building their own non-MSE sandcastles, comparing them with the strength of ones built with MSE, and were fascinated with the difference that just a few sheets of flimsy material can make. Following the expo, students and the exhibitors cheered on the Growlers to their 8-0 win over the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders.