Engineers Week: Inspiring Wonder

February 20-24, 2018

Be inspired this year during Engineers Week. Engineering opportunities abound as you engage in hands-on and mind-challenging activities throughout the Museum. Imagine, design, test and improve your ideas while you collaborate with area engineers and experience the wonder of engineering. 

View the Engineers Week flyer here

     

 

 

 


SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

Mouser Electronics staff will feature an interactive LED puzzle game with 900 addressable LEDs, hands-on learning with the Raspberry Pi and a LED- and motion sensor-based bean bag toss.
Meet Lockheed Martin engineers as you fly a Lockheed Marin Simulator, tackle taking apart electronics or create curious flying objects.
Explore cognitive computing with IBM. Meet Pepper the Robot, learn all about a CNC machine on Tuesday and Wednesday and engineer interesting sound-making devices with IBM engineers.
Take part in Students Teaching Students. During the school week area students from Cannon Elementary, Nolan Catholic High School, Trinity Valley School, Young Men’s Leadership Academy and Young Women’s Leadership Academy will showcase their most interesting engineering projects and challenges.
Explore electrical circuitry at a variety of stations throughout the museum then explore alternate forms on energy in Energy Blast.

Mouser Electronics staff will feature an interactive LED puzzle game with 900 addressable LEDs, hands-on learning with the Raspberry Pi and a LED- and motion sensor-based bean bag toss.

Meet Lockheed Martin engineers as you fly a Lockheed Martin Simulator, tackle taking apart electronics or create curious flying objects.

Explore cognitive computing with IBM. Meet Pepper the Robot, learn all about a CNC machine on Tuesday and Wednesday and engineer interesting sound-making devices with IBM engineers.

Take part in Students Teaching Students. During the school week area students from Cannon Elementary, Nolan Catholic High School, Trinity Valley School, Young Men’s Leadership Academy and Young Women’s Leadership Academy will showcase their most interesting engineering projects and challenges.

Explore electrical circuitry at a variety of stations throughout the museum then explore alternate forms on energy in Energy Blast.


ENGINEERS WEEK ACTIVITIES ARE OFFERED:

-February 20 - 21 | 10 AM to 2 PM
-February 22 | 10 AM to 4 PM
-February 23 | 10 AM to 2 PM
-February 24 | 11 AM to 5 PM


SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS

(2nd grade and above)
School groups of 15 or more can book field trips in advance by calling 817-255-9440


GIRLS ENGINEERING DAY

Saturday, February 24
12:00 - 4:00 PM

Looking for ways to inspire girls to the wonders of engineering? Join us for special activites just for girls led by local women engineers.

View the Girls Engineering Day flyer here

Included with exhibit admission.


SPECIAL HOMESCHOOL HOURS
(2nd grade and above)

An activity packed afternoon for homeschool educators and children will be offered on Thursday, February 22 from 1:30 to 4:00 PM. 

 


 

Additional volunteer and education support provided by IBM, Lockheed Martin, Mouser Electronics, Oncor, Alcon, Burns and McDonnell, Cannon Elementary, Cowtown BEST Robotics, Eaton, Fort Worth Branch-ASCE, GE Transportation, Greenwood High School, IEEE Fort Worth Women in Engineering, Nolan Catholic High School, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Texas Society of Professional Engineers, Trinity Valley School, UTA College of Engineering, Young Men’s Leadership Academy and Young Women’s Leadership Academy.


Fun Fact
The rolling loop projector--the heart of the IMAX film system--was invented in the 1960's by Ron Jones, a machinist and camera builder from Brisbane, Australia.

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