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Become an engineer, musician, and rocket scientist all in the same day

A nationwide initiative inspires boys and girls to excel in math and science at The Tech Museum of Innovation
Press Release Date 
Monday, 5 August, 2013
SAN JOSE, CA – Come turn a bunch of bananas into a piano. Or a drum set. Or a guitar. Or maybe just change a few wires and turn that same banana into a video game joystick.
 
Until Saturday, August 17, The Tech will present its own Makerspace sessions every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 1-3 p.m. The captivating exercises promote experimentation with a range of scientific topics, including projectiles, circuitry, electricity, and light. Using design testing and step-by-step procedures, kids learn to collaborate and to associate various causes with specific effects. Every week brings new and intriguing challenges that show how ordinary items such as Play-Doh, paper, and even human bodies can be connected to operate games and make music.
 
Since 2012, the Maker Education Initiative has worked to encourage creativity in children and to spark widespread interest in science, technology, engineering, and art.  Through hands-on events and exciting workshops across the country, the program provides opportunities for kids to experiment, invent, play, and explore.


WHO: The Tech's Maker Corps Members, who lead events and teach children how to make the most of their Makerspace experience.
 
WHAT: A hands-on scientific workshop that inspires creativity through inventing, constructing, and testing an assortment of technological material. Free with museum admission.
 
WHERE: The Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 South Market Street, San Jose, CA.

WHEN: Until Saturday, August 17. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.



Contact
Roqua Montez
Director of Public Relations
1-408-795-6225
rmontez@thetech.org
                                               
About The Tech Museum of Innovation
The Tech is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum—located in the Capital of Silicon Valley —is a non-profit, experiential learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing applied technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco, our annual team-design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, The Tech Museum endeavors to inspire the innovator in everyone.