This past Wednesday night was the first Engine Workshop. Hosted by CEID aide, Riley Rice (‘15), the eagerly anticipated event was a wonderful example of how the CEID facilitates students teaching each other. Riley began the workshop with a presentation full of pictures and animations explaining how engines work and the parts of which they are composed. After the presentation, the participants got a chance to get their hands dirty and work with real engines!
Using tools like wrenches and ratchets, attendees took the engines apart piece by piece in pairs. Riley explained each component as it came off the engine. After the engines were disassembled, of course they needed to be put back together, allowing for another chance to see how everything fit together. Chris Datsikas (‘16) shared that the opportunity to physically interact with the engines gave him a more complete understanding of how the engine worked.