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Governor Mifflin students design Berks County-themed putt-putt golf course

Apr 25, 2018 • by Governor Mifflin School District
Governor Mifflin students and faculty working on Berks-themed putt-putt course

Governor Mifflin High School students are creating a 9-hole miniature golf course designed and built by STEM students and teachers. Students designed the holes using computer-aided design and then constructed the course using a variety of STEM-related processes, including 3-D printing, laser engraving, electrical engineering, a computer-controlled router, and construction and engineering skills.

The project was a collaborative effort with two local experts from LedgeRock Golf Club. Andy Miller, PGA, Director of Golf Instruction, and Alan Fitzgerald, GCSAA, Course Superintendent, visited students and provided feedback on the difficulty and design of each hole.

The miniature golf course will be used as a showcase of student work at upcoming district events, including an upcoming Governor Mifflin Education Foundation event on April 26 at LedgeRock Golf Club and the district’s Mifflin Summer Zone “Ignite Night.” The latter event is a kick-off for the district’s summer programming, which gives students an opportunity to participate in high-interest learning topics, such as STEM, throughout the summer months.

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