15th Annual Engineering Day showcases local engineers and their current projects, offers insight into engineering careers
Adventure Science Center engineering-themed event to be held on Saturday, Feb. 25
Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 16, 2017—Robots battling robots. Parachutes falling from the sky. Buildings rising into cities. All of these have one thing in common… engineering.
On Saturday, Feb. 25, Adventure Science Center will host its 15th annual Engineering Day celebration to connect local engineers and their amazing projects to the public. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the day-to-day life of a multitude of different engineering fields – from robotics to radio communications – while gaining a better understanding of the concepts that are used in the field.
“Connecting our guests to the science happening right here in Nashville is vital to encouraging the next generation of STEM leaders,” said Tina Brown, Interim CEO at Adventure Science Center. “Through Engineering Day, we hope to open eyes to some lesser known engineering paths, spark an excitement around engineering practices, and showcase some really incredible projects. It continues to be one of our favorite days of the year.”
Special Activities, included with general admission (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.):
- OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD ENGINEERING
Discover how engineering, robotics and space exploration work together with the Middle Tennessee Space Society, Fisk University and Vanderbilt University.
- RADIO WAVES
Learn more about what goes into radio programming with the Nashville Amateur Radio Club.
- STRUCTURALLY SOUND
Explore what goes into engineering and traffic control, bridge building and building structures with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and T Square Engineering.
- DOME CONSTRUCTION
Learn how to build your own dome for shelters, greenhouses, or many other structures with Zip Tie Domes.
- PARACHUTE WORKSHOP
Design, build and test your own parachute with Nashville State Community College.
- HOVERCRAFT & AMUSEMENT PARK PHYSICS
Check out the hovercraft built by Adventure Science Center and discover the physics involved in amusement park rides.
- ROBOT BATTLES at 1:30, 2:15 and 3 p.m.
Beginning at 12:30 p.m.,the Middle Tennessee Robotics Arts Society (MTRAS) will showcase their fighting robots.
Guests are also invited to attend the MTRAS monthly meeting from 10 a.m. to noon in Eureka Theater.
Adventure Science Center will have 3D Printing 101 labs, where attendees will learn how to use TinkerCAD to create their own 3D printed smartphone dock, at 10:15 a.m. (ages 10 to 14) and 1:15 p.m. (ages 15 to 18) in I2. Lab fee applies, space is limited.
Beginning Sunday, Feb. 19, the Science Center will also have special engineering-themed Science Live! presentations and activities leading up to the event in celebration of National Engineers Week.
Subject to change.