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Impressions 5 Celebrates National Engineers Week

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National Engineers week kicked off in Lansing today, with some Michigan State University students inspiring the young minds of the future.

Impressions 5 Science Center hosted its annual "engineering day", which allows students at MSU to spread their love for the subject with families all across the Mid-Michigan area.

"It can be an interesting and fun area, its not just the math and the equations and the physics," said Justin Roe, MSU junior engineering student.

And they got to share their knowledge and passion today.

"We are celebrating engineering as a science and most importantly getting students involved from our community so MSU is here presenting really cool science that engineers actually did," said Micaela Balzer Director of Innovation & Learning at Impressions 5 Science Center.

Several engineering activities aimed to help engage kids and get them thinking.

"I think its really important to get kids motivated and into engineering and sciences," said Dana Alhasson Student Engineering Council at MSU. "And show them that it is fun and its not a scary field to go into."

"Hopefully students at an early age get out and learn about all these things and get interested in it quick because there is definitely a shortage of engineers and scientists out there," said Roe.

But the students are trying to change that, one child at a time.

"They see someone maybe that is like them," said Balzer. "A young girl could see another young lady in engineering field and so its really interesting for the kids to be able to project and see kind of in the future."

A future that many say is invaluable.

"And once that interest kind of snowballs into a real career choice or a real school choice, that's what going to benefit everybody," said Roe.

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