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Engineers Week 2014

Engineers Week @ The Tech

Saturday, February 15, 2014 - Sunday, February 23, 2014
Most E-Week programs are free with museum admission and first-come, first-served. Exceptions noted below.

Join us at The Tech for a week-long celebration of engineering! Engineers Week is a national event that brings engineering to life for people of all ages, and celebrates engineers and the difference they make in our world. Come and engineer an Ewok escape vehicle, build a Rube Goldberg device, program a human robot to perform in our RoboTheater, tinker with LED lightsabers and hovercrafts in our Jedi Tech Hands-On Science Workshop, and meet some of our favorite engineering role models and partners! As part of our E-Week activities, we’ll also be celebrating Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day @ The Tech with special programs and partners on Thursday, February 20, 2014.

Programs

Light Up My Heart
Love is complicated, like a Rube Goldberg machine! Engineer your way into our hearts with simple machines and chain reactions in this Rube Goldberg design challenge!

Ewok Escape
Engineer an escape vehicle, mastering air-powered acceleration and testing different trajectories, to help the Ewoks escape the Storm Troopers!

RoboTheater
Program a human robot to perform in our RoboTheater! Play the part of a robotics engineer as you program the robot with input, output, and mode commands to create an unforgettable performance. Then, take a turn as the human robot, and let other guests program you!

Techsabers and Skywalker Writing
Tinker with LED lightsabers and hovercrafts in our Jedi Tech Hands-On Science Workshops. Learn more about these programs

The Tech Challenge Test Trials Kick-Off
February 15, 2014

Pre-registration encouraged for participating teams.
Come and witness engineering prototyping in action! Teams participating in our signature program, The Tech Challenge, will begin testing their designs. Learn more about The Tech Challenge.

STEAM Dojo: LightCUBE Workshop Kick-Off
February 15, 2014
The Tech Museum Members only. Pre-registration required.
What do you get when you combine LEDs, origami, and stop motion animation? Join us for our first STEAM Dojo Workshop, LightCUBE, and find out! In this Members-exclusive workshop, you’ll create paper cubes, lit up by LEDs, to use as building blocks in your very own stop motion animation film. Team up with other Members, combining your LightCUBEs, to produce a glowing movie masterpiece. Afterwards, share your masterpiece in The Tech Studio, transformed into LightCUBE Theater, and take home your LightCUBEs for more at-home movie magic.

Technovation Workshop: Innovation for the Future
Special Workshop for Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on February 20, 2014

Pre-registration required.
Technovation partners with The Tech for a workshop designed to empower girls to dream big and turn their ideas into reality. Girls will work in teams to identify a local or global challenge and how it can be solved or improved. They’ll brainstorm solutions, learn about app design, and present their ideas to the group. The girls will walk away knowing that they are not only consumers of technology, but creators. Learn more about Technovation and their Innovation for the Future Workshop.

Beta Jam with Tangible Play
February 22, 2014

Tangible Play is partnering with us to prototype their latest technology! They are changing the way we use iPads to educate our kids. Its breakthrough product opens up a new era of multi-sensory apps that enable both a hands-on and social play experience. Learn more about Beta Jams, one of our partner programs. Learn more about Tangible Play.

Daily Schedule

Most programs are on the Lower Level, free with Museum admission, and first-come, first-served. Exceptions are noted below.

Saturday, February 15, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. STEAM Dojo: LightCUBE. Members only; pre-registration required.
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Techsabers
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. STEAM Dojo: LightCUBE. Members only; pre-registration required.
1:00 - 2:45 p.m. RoboTheater
2:30 - 5:00 p.m. Skywalker Writing
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Light Up My Heart

Sunday, February 16, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Techsabers
1:00 - 2:45 p.m. RoboTheater
2:30 - 5:00 p.m. Skywalker Writing
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Light Up My Heart

Monday, February 17, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Techsabers
1:00 - 2:45 p.m. Ewok Escape
2:30 - 5:00 p.m. Skywalker Writing
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Light Up My Heart

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 & Wednesday, February 19, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Techsabers
1:00 - 2:45 p.m. RoboTheater
2:30 - 5:00 p.m. Skywalker Writing
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Light Up My Heart

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day @ The Tech

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Technovation Workshop: Innovation for the Future. Pre-registration required.
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Techsabers
1:00 - 2:45 p.m. Ewok Escape
2:30 - 5:00 p.m. Skywalker Writing
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Light Up My Heart

Friday, February 21, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Techsabers
1:00 - 2:45 p.m. Ewok Escape
2:30 - 5:00 p.m. Skywalker Writing
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Light Up My Heart

Saturday, February 22, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Tech Challenge Test Trials in New Venture Hall on Ground Level. Pre-registration encouraged for participating teams.
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Techsabers
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Beta Jam with Tangible Play
1:00 - 2:45 p.m. RoboTheater
2:30 - 5:00 p.m. Skywalker Writing
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Light Up My Heart

Sunday, February 23, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Techsabers
1:00 - 2:45 p.m. Ewok Escape
2:30 - 5:00 p.m. Skywalker Writing
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Light Up My Heart