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UVA Students Spark Interest in Engineering with "Secret Agent" Course

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There were some secret agents running around Clark Elementary School in Charlottesville Thursday.

First- and fourth-graders were putting their "secret agent" training to the test in a course designed by engineering students at the University of Virginia. The event included everything from laser mazes to understanding motion and weight sensors.

An associate professor at UVA helped make the event possible.

"They come into UVA thinking engineering is about math and science, and when they leave today, they're going to see smiles on faces, they're going to see kids excited. They're going to realize that engineering is about people,” said Reid Bailer, associate professor of engineering at UVA.

The goal is for students to realize engineering is about more than just the numbers, and that it can be fun.

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