Engineering fun for youth at Discovery Center Feb. 19
From press release
Civil engineers are using foam walls to give the Indy 500 Speedway safer curves. Computer science engineers are working on robots so tiny, they might eventually fit inside the human body. Hard to believe? Not if you’re an engineer. Local engineering feats will be showcased at Discovery Center Museum from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 19, to celebrate National Engineers Week, which runs Feb. 20-26.
Discover Engineering offers elementary and middle school-age children and their families the opportunity to take part in numerous hands-on activities such as designing and testing catapults, paper plate spinners and more. Visitors can watch demonstrations, talk with engineers from area companies, and take in a live science show. Cost is included with admission to the museum—$7 adults; $7 children ages 2-17; and free to museum members and children age 1 and younger.
Companies participating include: Tech Works and Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, Society of Automotive Engineers, Haldex, TAC, Underwriters Laboratory, Illinois Society of Professional Engineers–Rockford Chapter, Sundstrand, Tri-Part Screw, Woodward, Northern Illinois Minority Companies Association and the City of Rockford, The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Northern Illinois University, Danfoss, Eclipse, Rockford Robotics team, Winnovation robotics team, Project Lead the Way from Hononegah High School, and the Rockford Lego League.
National Engineers Week is dedicated to encouraging pre-college interest in science, technology and engineering. For more information about engineering, check out discoverengineering.org.
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