Students taking part in the engineering challenge camp at the WVU Statler college this week, took part in a recycling activity on Thursday.
The high school kids worked on an upcycling furniture project.
They used recycled materials such as tires, old plywood, plastic, cardboard, and old screws, to build a piece of furniture.
Groups built seats, tables, and even a toilet.
“First off, it mainly teaches the engineer and design process of thinking through what you’re going to do before you even start doing it. Evaluating your best options, and then improving upon it as you are finished with it because you are never really done as an engineer,” said Greg Kerere, Camp Counselor.
Students that are interested in an engineering in sustainability career commonly attend this camp.