Students of the Addelita Cancryn Junior High School sat in on a fun and informational STEM session with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in the Ruth E. Thomas Auditorium.
The USACE is working alongside FEMA to open schools following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September. Students were given insight into the USACE's function and role in the recovery efforts on the island and for schools to include temporary roof repairs, debris removal, power generation and access to clean water.
The interactive presentation had students exploring all areas of STEM within the USACE. The group of civilian and military engineers gave students math problems relevant to the state of the territory post-hurricane recovery about roadways (engineering), weather systems that hurricanes (science), and the use of technology to communicate and complete tasks.
Special thanks to the USACE Deputy Commander over the St. Thomas - St. John District Major Andrew Freinberg for his leadership in getting schools open and facilitating the presentation.