Engineer the Future
February 22-24, 2018
Inspire your students to explore a career in engineering as they engage in hands-on activities, interact with professionals in the field, and check out presentations at more than 40 event tables. On Thursday and Friday, high school students are invited to Career Café, a fast-paced introduction to engineering careers in an informal setting. They can check out dazzling demos, enjoy café-style beverages, and chat with industry professionals. Limited capacity. Preregistration is required.
Students will 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.
Thursday, Feb. 22, 9 am – 3 pm
Friday, Feb. 23, 9 am – 3 pm
Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 am – 3 pm
Reserve your spot today! Call 412.237.3400, then press 7.
Career Café is sponsored by Duquesne Light