January 7, 2011

Owens Community College Announces Spring Junior LEGO Engineering Program, Feb. 2-23

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Area youth ages 5 through 7 are invited to explore science, mathematics and creative thinking through the use of LEGO materials as Owens Community College’s Workforce and Community Services offers a spring Junior LEGO Engineering Program class, Feb. 2-23.

The spring Junior LEGO Engineering Program class will occur Wednesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at Owens’ Workforce and Community Services, which is located at the College’s Arrowhead Park Learning Center on Indian Wood Circle in Maumee.

“Owens Community College’s LEGO Engineering Program continues to serve as one of the most popular continuing education programs among children and parents and we look forward to continuing to offer these and other academic classes, which promote science, mathematics and creative thinking in a fun, engaging environment,” said Rhonda Hogrefe, Owens Continuing Education and Community Service Account Representative.

Using advanced LEGO parts and pieces, Junior LEGO Engineering class attendees will learn to design and build models through the use of fixed and movable pulleys, gears, levers, wheels, axles, forces and belt drives. The experiential learning activities will use principles related to simple and complex machines as well as gearing and mechanical advantage techniques.

In addition, the class will use LEGO Educational Division materials and LEGO Technic elements as part of the academic learning process.

The registration cost for the spring Junior LEGO Engineering Program class is $89. For more information, or to register for the class, call (567) 661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7357.

Owens Community College is a fully accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.