Saints Colman-John Neumann Catholic School Builds Unmanned Gliders with a Boeing Engineer

Wednesday, February 17th

In celebration of National Engineers Week (E-Week), Saints Colman-John Neumann (SCJN) students in grades five through eight recently learned about careers in engineering and were guided by a Boeing engineer in building their own unmanned glider.

On Feb. 16, a Boeing engineer visited SCJN as part of Boeing’s annual E-Week program. Students in grades five through eight received a 90-minute presentation that includes a hands-on, problem-based learning experience building unmanned gliders.

The demand for engineering jobs is expected to accelerate, and through the engaging, hands-on activities that are a part of E-Week, academic organizations across the United States are working to keep students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers (STEM).

SCJN is a Catholic elementary school located in Bryn Mawr (Delaware County), and is one of more than 16 Philadelphia-area schools to host Boeing engineers in support of STEM learning in conjunction with E-Week.


About Boeing:

In 2016 Boeing celebrates 100 years of pioneering aviation accomplishments and launches its second century as an innovative, customer-focused aerospace technology and capabilities provider, community partner and preferred employer. Through its Global Corporate Citizenship organization, Boeing invests in access to quality early education, the leadership development of teachers and principals, and problem-based learning opportunities that build STEM-related skills for students. Visit the Boeing Corporate Citizenship Report for more information about Boeing’s efforts to build better communities through its investments in education programs around the world.

About Ss. Colman-John Neumann Catholic School:

Ss. Colman-John Neumann Catholic School is a Catholic school (Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade) located in Bryn Mawr, Penn. that provides a learning community of faith that shapes the souls and hearts of students to know Jesus Christ, to see their own goodness, and to be socially responsible. The mission of Ss. Colman-John Neumann Catholic School is to teach as Jesus did by weaving faith, community, and service into our curriculum. Our school provides students with a challenging and successful academic program. Partnering with families, we prepare the students academically and spiritually to become moral and compassionate leaders. Visit the school’s website at: