This year marked the 31st Anniversary of the Summer Games, the inaugural component of the Harris County Precinct One Street Olympics founded in 1986 by the late Commissioner El Franco Lee. This year, Commission Rodney Ellis continued with Commissioner Lee’s rich legacy of providing resources to youth throughout the community.
On Friday, August 4, 2017, R. G. Miller Engineers (RGME) participated in the 2017 Bright Futures Fair. This event is a fun, exciting and educational way for the youth of Harris County to learn more about health, safety, and careers in a fun-filled atmosphere. The non-profit charitable organization hosts the Bright Futures Fair each August in conjunction with the Street Olympics’ Final Event at NRG Arena.
RGME’s booth provided fair attendees with fun and interactive exposure to a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum. The booth featured an activity of building and testing Popsicle Stick Catapults. Each participant received a sports bag with earbuds and sunglasses, as well as their own Popsicle Stick Catapult Supply Kit. RGME volunteers included: Aaron Kingsberry, Amy Phan, April Avrit, Ashley Hinkle, Brennan Paderanga, Catalina Saenz, Faranaz Khondker, Gracie Baticados, Jamie Young, Leslie Cline, Michael Bloom, P.E., Stanford Nguyen, E.I.T., Todd Elston, P.E., Urs Rathgeb, and Vinay Goel, P.E. Thank you to our 2017 volunteers for making RGME’s booth an excellent place for learning!
For more information regarding the Street Olympics or other programs offered, visit the Harris County Precinct One website at http://hcp1.net/Programs/StreetOlympics.aspx