Recently, were able to help out with a collaborative engineering project between a local university - Pittsburg State University - and Joplin East Middle School here in town.
Technology Education students from the university were able to teach middle school students a little about engineering then assist them in building their project, which turned out to be a bridge, entitled "Technolympics" in honor of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Our part in this was populating the bridge with buses and cars. :)
They did a great job, didn't they?? I think it turned out really cool!