This last weekend I had the honor to participate with Stacey in the Discover Engineering Day at Missouri State University’s Plaster Center. This event was an educational outreach fair geared toward elementary children and hosted by the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers. The Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development is an awesome newly renovated building located in downtown Springfield and is home to the MSU Cooperative Engineering program.

There were many cool interactive booths set up throughout the building. My personal favorite was the 350lb cement canoe created by MSU’s engineering students. It not only floats, but they actually race it each year in a competition held by the America Society of Engineers. How awesome is that!

Stacey and I had a blast at our booth talking to kids of all ages about storm water and the importance of using best management practices such as pervious pavement and rain gardens. We also had many adults stop by interested in Jordon Creek and its sad fascinating history. The event was a huge success and we had so much fun! I look forward to participating in it next year.

-Nicole Boucher, Watershed Committee Volunteer

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