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Engineer the Future 2018

Cost: Free with Admission
Date: Feb 22, 2018 Daily until Feb 24, 2018

Celebrate National Engineers Week at Carnegie Science Center with Engineer the Future, powered by the EQT Foundation. Learn about the different types of engineering by engaging in hands-on activities, meeting local professionals and checking out presentations at more than 40 event tables.

Engage in hands-on activities and see dazzling demonstrations, which might include:

  • Playing Sphero Bowling by coding Sphero robots to roll around the floor and knock over various items, courtesy of Carnegie STEM Girls.

  • Making high-bounce balls with volunteers from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

  • Building a racecar with a clothespin, straw, twist ties, and buttons and seeing how fast it goes, thanks to The Frick Pittsburgh.

  • Learning about electrical safety from Eaton by seeing how a circuit breaker works and how an overloaded outlet can cause the circuit breaker to trip.

  • Seeing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' working lock model. The lock acts like a "water elevator" to move vessels from differing pool elevations using gravity.

  • Building a clay boat designed to hold as much weight as possible and testing it with pennies under the supervisions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Making paper bridge piers and trying to outwit "The Crusher" from HDR, which demonstrates the amount of deflection—the degree to which a structural element is displaced under a load—of a "bridge deck" with piers vs. without piers and local deflection between piers.

Event times:

Thursday, Feb. 22, 10 am – 3 pm
Friday, Feb. 23, 10 am – 3 pm
Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 am – 3 pm  

Educators: To book a field trip, call 412.237.3400.

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