Rowan Engineers Without Borders works with elementary school students on engineering-related projects


The Rowan University chapter of Engineers Without Borders will host an engineering workshop geared toward children between the ages of six and 12 at the Mullica Hill branch of the Gloucester County Library System on Tuesday, April 15, starting at 4:30 p.m.

Since the workshop’s conception in January, Jasmine Naik, project leader and chemical engineering junior at Rowan, has led the monthly projects and tries to cover varying engineering topics during each session. Three EWB students volunteer for the project, and on April 15 they will work with the children on filtration systems.

In previous months, about 40 children have attended the workshops, and Naik said she hopes the project will continue in the fall semester.

“It’s a lot of fun to watch the kids learning from hands-on projects and experiencing engineering in a new way,” she said. “They are all really bright kids who want to learn, and I’m glad their parents push them to come and experience this.”