Two dozen Girl Scouts from area troops had a chance to “Be an Engineer for a Day” on a recent Saturday morning at WMU’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. They built simple motors, participated in a Lego car challenge and worked on an ice cream making assembly line. They also made Oobleck -- a fascinating substance that has both properties of liquids and solids -- and learned how Frisbees are made.
Consumers Energy planting "solar garden" on Parkview campus
Visitors to the Parkview campus and passersby along US-131 with a view of Floyd Hall may wonder what’s going on in the grass. Consumers Energy is constructing a “solar garden” on 9 acres of land adjacent to the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Consumers Energy and WMU worked out a 25-year lease agreement last year. Once up and running, the solar array will be able to produce up to 1 megawatt of electricity -- enough to power about 200 homes.