TROY, Mich. - On Thursday, July 12, 2012, several members of the Sterling Axle Plant Quality Department participated in Camp Invention at Wattles Elementary School in Troy. This program was created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame and is a summer day camp held for students, grades 1-6.
The Sterling team assisted teachers in the classroom by participating hands on with students in various “I can invent” or “Take apart” modules.
The modules consisted of learning about water wheels and building one out of various supplies to create an automatic feeder for their pet toys, creating a Rube Goldberg contraption with spare electronic parts to break a water balloon, working in teams to design a store to provide basic needs to a primitive society with a tight budget, and a lively game of drip, drip, splash were nobody left dry.
This year marked Ford’s 14th consecutive year working with school children, camp leaders and the Camp Invention Program for Southeastern Michigan.
A total of 143 Ford employees have volunteered or will be volunteering their time and talents to support the 2012 Camp Invention initiative. Students are involved in science, math, history and the arts.
A great time was had by all the enthusiastic volunteers who got as much out of the experience as the students.