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US Army Corps of Engineers
Southwestern Division

Take your Sons and Daughters to Work Day

Published April 26, 2013
More than 20 children ages 5-16 attended the Southwestern Division Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day Aprl 25 at the Division headquarters in Dallas. The children were split up by age group and participated in learning activites to teach them about various aspects of being an engineer

More than 20 children ages 5-16 attended the Southwestern Division Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day Aprl 25 at the Division headquarters in Dallas. The children were split up by age group and participated in learning activites to teach them about various aspects of being an engineer

Staff Sgt. Leah Holly, an SWD administrative assistant, admires her 5-year-old sons art project displaying animation during Take Your Sons and Daughter to Work Day.

Staff Sgt. Leah Holly, an SWD administrative assistant, admires her 5-year-old sons art project displaying animation during Take Your Sons and Daughter to Work Day.

Randy Roberts, an SWD real estate program manager, teaches children about photosynthesis during Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day.

Randy Roberts, an SWD real estate program manager, teaches children about photosynthesis during Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day.

Children of employees at SWD participate in a roller coaster building activity during Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day. The young children had to build a roller coaster out of tolilet paper rolls and then drop a marble down it to see if it would work.

Children of employees at SWD participate in a roller coaster building activity during Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day. The young children had to build a roller coaster out of tolilet paper rolls and then drop a marble down it to see if it would work.

The Southwestern Division celebrated Take your Sons and Daughters to Work Day at the Division headquarters in Dallas April 25. More than 20 children ranging in ages from 5 to 16 participated in fun learning activites led by Division employees. Activities included building a roller-coaster out of paper rolls to demonstrate how gravity works, dropping raisins in water and soda to demonstrate buoyancy, creating animated drawings, a lesson in photosynthesis and a display of how drones, 3-D mapping and computers work. The mission of the days' events is to engage the students about science, technology, engineering and math, and teach them about the many missions of the Corps of Engineers.

Release no. 13-018