Dazzling the Gr. 5 students with his cool Martian moves, Rudy the Rover made a guest appearance on the Bucknall campus March 26 in celebration of National Engineers Week.
Math teacher Pat Walsh invited IBM engineers Diane Reese and Eric Butler ’81 to teach his students ways to apply their math practically. Reese, a mother of two Harker graduates, and Butler challenged the students with simple programming, manipulating the different paths Rudy, a Lego Mindstorms robot, could take to reach his target.
By also pulling numbers and word problems off the desk and highlighting the potential for practical applications, the two engineers gave the students a peek into an engineer’s life in research.