• Students at Engineer the Future
  • Young girl at Engineer the Future
  • We will close at 4 pm on Feb. 25.

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Engineer the Future

February 23-25, 2017

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, 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. Pre-registration is required.

Activities include opportunities to:

  • Make superballs with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
  • Design a zipline that will carry a ping-pong ball from the top of a zipline string to the bottom in four seconds or less.
  • Team up with the US Army Corps of Engineers to build a clay boat capable of carrying as much weight as possible, then put it to the test by floating it in a bowl of water and filling it with pennies.
  • Explore how water moves through materials such as gravel, sand, and clay through demonstrations with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. Which material will slow the water the most?
  • Discover how UV light works with hands-on activities from Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Chemical Engineering.
  • Watch a 3D Printer at work with Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center.
  • Check out the fascinating science of robots with the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Team.
  • Explore the science of natural gas discovery and extraction with EQT.
  • Operate a circuit board display to explore electrical engineering with Hatch.
  • Check out HDR's "The Crusher," a working display that demonstrates the use and importance of piers on a multi-span bridge. The model demonstrates the amount of deflection of a "bridge deck" with piers vs. without piers.
  • For a few dollars more, journey around the world to experience amazing feats of engineering in Dream Big at Rangos Omnimax Theater.

Event times:
Thursday, Feb. 23, 9 am – 3 pm
Friday, Feb. 24, 9 am – 3 pm – Limited availability for field trips
Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 am – 3 pm

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Reserve your spot today! Call 412.237.3400, then press 7.