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the hammer build

The HammerBuild provides an educational day that students will never forget. In two hours, students work together using hammers, drills, tool belts, and goggles to build a house large enough that the entire class can get inside. 

The HammerBuild transports students out of the classroom to an on-the-job experience. Throughout the build, students learn the value of math application, goal setting, teamwork, and workforce development skills. 

Our Niswonger build partner is Walters State University. To schedule a HammerBuild for your school, please contact:

Anita Ricker, Ed.D.
Division of Workforce Training


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Students Building at Walters State
Students raising Hammers at Walters State Hammer Build

"I wish I could learn math like this every day."

-GMS Student 1


"This day went nothing like I expected it to be, but it turned out better than I imagined."

-GMS Student 2


"This was the best field trip ever."

-GMS Student 3

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The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. 


The STEM.LD project (S411B200035) award is part of the FY2020 EIR Competition. This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Education as part of an award totaling $8.8 million dollars with 10 percent financed with non-governmental sources.

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