Students take to skate park to test out skateboard designs

The students spent the past several months using what they’ve learned in the class to build a board.

Posted: Jun 4, 2019 4:57 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Students were testing out skateboards at the Washington-Jefferson Skate Park, all part of a design construction class at McKenzie River Community School.

The students spent the past several months using what they’ve learned in the class to build a board. The process involved prototyping, working with plywood and graphic designing.

KEZI 9 News talked to sophomore Shane Eck who said she enjoyed the physical process of the project the most.

“I never really knew how many steps are in woodworking, and it was really cool to see all the hands-on things we got to do, like we glued it ourselves and put it in the mold, and it was really cool to work with my hands,” Eck said.

Some students already knew how to ride the skateboard they made, but for others it was their first time.

The design construction class is one of the many STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) programs at the school.

Each student gets three college credits for graphic designing for completing the course.

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