Govans’ First Lego League team (FLL) got a visit from a real-life engineer! Pete Baker, an electrical engineer from the aerospace division of Northrop Grumman came to Govans to speak with the fourth and fifth graders on the team. They discussed what engineers do on a day-to-day basis and were able to see some behind the scenes photos of one of Northrop Grumman’s facilities.
This year’s FLL mission is titled “Into Orbit”, and deals with the challenges astronauts face during long-duration space travel. Part of the project involves sharing student’s research with a professional in a related field, so having Mr. Baker visit was a great help.
Mr. Baker is married to Ms. Crosby, one of Govans’ FLL coaches.