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Senior Volunteers with Middle School Engineering Club

Senior Abby Markworth is sharing her passion for engineering with the Middle School Engineering Club, which meets on Tuesdays at lunch. Markworth took over the club after Seven Hills student Louann Kovach graduated in June. Markworth creates a list of challenges from the PBS design website and gives them to Middle Schoolers to complete. She said many of the projects are electrical or mechanical based, and some introduce physics principles. “Abby is incredibly dedicated and organized, is great with the kids, and definitely ‘gets’ the engineering approach,” said science teacher and Innovation Lab director Karen Glum. Markworth said she was also inspired by her Upper School engineering class, and thought working with younger students would be fun. “I think the kids are so creative,” she said.