ET hosts Teen Tech at Natchitoches Parish Library

Northwestern State University’s Department of Engineering Technology sponsored a Teen Tech event at Natchitoches Parish Library in which department faculty Curtis Desselles and Dr. Nabin Sapkota presented information about engines and motors from the 18th and 19th century. Participants learned how to make their own homopolar motors out of copper wire, a magnet and a battery. Additionally, they learned about the operation and construction of a Stirling engine. Pictured are the instructors with Safiyah and Omar Al-Sharab building the homopole motor. Faculty presented the workshop to generate interest in STEM-related fields among young students. For more information about other STEM-related activities and NSU’s Department of Engineering Technology, contact acting department head Dr. Jafar F. Al-Sharab at (318) 357-6751 or