During Engineers Week, the Museum will host virtual live and prerecorded activities to stimulate student interest in engineering
“Engineers Week has been one my favorite events, where working engineers personally connect with students,” commented Dr. Doug Roberts, Chief Public Engagement Officer at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. “This year these connections are virtual and will emphasize resources online that students can use to understand the vast opportunities in the many careers under the umbrella of engineering.”
Here are just a few of the exciting activities the Museum of Science and History has engineered for
- Make a simple robotic hand out of household materials.
- Construct your own catapult.
- Design your own rollercoaster.
- Build a robot out of recycled materials.
A limited supply of materials kits are available for this program. Participants can register for a free materials kit online prior to the event: form.jotform.com/210176564764965. If participants are unable to register for a materials kit, they can find lists of materials on the Museum’s website to create their own kits: fwmuseum.org/engineers-week-2021.
E-Week 2021: Schedule of Events
- Ongoing | Participate in Hands-On Engineering Activities at Home: fwmuseum.org/engineers-week-2021
- February 23, 4:30 PM | Recycled Robots — Facebook Live
- February 24, 4:30 PM | Robotic Hands — Facebook Live
In addition to daily online activities available through the Museum’s website and YouTube channel, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is the first museum in the country to offer content through the Open P-Tech platform, a free digital learning platform that introduces students and educators to the technical and professional skills of the future.
E-Week 2021 represents one piece of the Museum’s new hybrid programming model which combines in-person learning opportunities and special events with digital community-based experiences. To learn more about the Museum’s upcoming schedule of hybrid programs, visit our upcoming events page: fwmuseum.org/explore/upcoming-events.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s 2021 Engineers Week is generously sponsored by Mouser Electronics, Lockheed Martin, and Open P-Tech. Additional volunteer support is provided by Lockheed Martin and the Society of Women Engineers.
The Museum was established in 1941, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. Anchored by its rich collections, the Museum is dedicated to lifelong learning. It engages guests through creative, vibrant programs and exhibits interpreting science and the history of Texas and the Southwest. For more information, visit www.fortworthmuseum.org.