On February 18th, Mr. Williamson’s 4th hour careers class went on a field trip. It was a STEM field trip up at ISU. They left around eight and arrived about 9:15. On the days leading up to the trip they built bridges and catapults. For the catapult competition, they were supposed to build a machine that would launch a tennis ball exactly 30 feet. Most of their tries were close but none of them right on. For the bridge competition they were supposed to build a bridge to hold as much weight as possible. Some of the students said that if they would have had more time to build their bridges it would have turned out better. But, they competed anyway. Sydney Partain placed in the top ten out of the whole competition. The first place bridge was very strong. Its weight ratio was 1,000:1! They visited other exhibits at ISU where they learned about 3D machinery, and 3D printers and images. Everyone participated in the Star Trek Simulator, too. The Careers Class returned home around 2 o’clock.