E Prep Outreach Class

Ten students from EPrep spend every Thursday taking an Engineering class in Benedictine High School’s Engineering Makerspace. The students are given an overview of the engineering classes and participate in interactive challenges, under the direction of Mrs. Yvonne Schiffer.
Benedictine High School offers the laser engraver, 3D printers, robots, and drones in the space, as well as computer modeling capabilities.
Any school interested in exploring the possibility of Engineering at Benedictine High School, please call our principal, Mrs. Sue Zulandt at 216-421-2080 ext. 324, or email zulandt@cbhs.edu.

Week 1 ~ Lesson on Structural Engineering

Week 2 ~ Lesson on Rover Landing Design

Week 3 ~ Balloon Astronaut Design Challenge

Week 4 ~ Paper Bridge Challenge

Week 5 ~ Fling Machine

Week 6 ~ Circle of Pong

Week 7 ~ Cable Car Design

Week 8 ~ Industrial Design

Week 9 ~ The Hover Craft

Week 10 ~ Instructions & Composites

    • Today, in the Benedictine E Prep class we evaluated instructions and discussed composites.  A composite is  a material made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties that, when combined, produce a material with characteristics that differ from the original.  As part of the discussion we discussed polymers, metals and ceramics.
    • The students then created a “composite” out of paper tickets and scotch tape.  The lattice structures weighed only a few ounces but supported 60+ pounds of books without deforming.


E Prep Engineers know Teamwork!