Gwen in VA Posted September 17, 2012 Share Posted September 17, 2012 We just returned from Parents' Weekend. It was so wonderful to see our son in his new home with friends looking happy and contented! He is working hard, he has made friends, and he seems to be really liking his new environment. The high point of the weekend -- each year the freshman are given a water-related engineering challenge. This year's challenge was to build a contraption that would allow them to walk on water out of a certain amount of foam, plywood, etc. The class is divided into teams of 4. All the teams designed and built something that floated, but two teams designed vaguely snow-shoe-like things that really did allow the team members to walk on water. As a mom, I always thought he walked on water, but now I have pictures to prove it! :D Talking to other parents, I learned that most kids there are trying out new activities, which is great! I loved exploring the classrooms and hearing the stories..... So far my son's experience looks picture-perfect in many ways. Has anyone else had the freshman parents' weekend yet, or are most colleges doing it in October? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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