GV hosts Pinewood Derby

GVL Staff

A group of fifth graders raced their colorful pinewood derby cars at the 13th annual Pinewood Derby at Grand Valley State University on Wednesday.

More than 75 students from three classes at Sibley Elementary School competed with the cars they designed and built with the help of GVSU engineering students.

GVSU’s School of Engineering began its partnership with Sibley Elementary School 13 years ago when Grand Valley helped with a variety of community service projects at the school. Engineering professor Shirley Fleischmann and a group of teachers from the elementary school wanted to create a program that would involve all fifth graders.

Results for the Pinewood Derby race were not available at press time.