National Engineers Week February 17 - 23
Monday, January 21, 2013 6:45 AM


National Engineers Week Foundation's signature program, Engineers Week celebrates the positive contributions engineers make to society and is a catalyst for outreach across the country to kids and adults alike. Engineers Week is part of many corporate and government cultures and is celebrated on every U.S. engineering college campus.

Explore Engineers Week Activities --  These local events will open your children’s eyes to the wonderful world of engineering and science.


Tech Fest 2013. Join in the fun as The Works explodes with activity during their gooiest, most electrifying event of the year! Live demos, amazing projects, and more with The Works and science and engineering partners from all over the Twin Cities.  Tech Fest is a public event perfect for kids ages 5 - 12 and their families.
When: Saturday, February 23, 9:00 to  5:00.

Cost: Event fee is $6 per person, $5 for members.  Registration is not required. Tickets are available at the door.

Where: 9740 Grand Ave. S. Bloomington, MN; 55420; 952-888-4262


Spark Slime Speed
Presented by the Society of Women Engineers at the Science Museum of Minnesota

Five interactive experiments--Squishy Circuits, Slime, Spool Racers, Hoop Gliders, and Gumdrops--will each represent a different area of engineering.  Children will build and then perform the experiment with the help of women engineers.  Then everyone will get to take the experiments home!


When: Saturday, February 17, 12:00 - 4:00.

Cost: Museum general admission
Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W. Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul

Discover Engineering
This dynamic web site is designed to showcase the how's and why's of becoming an engineer to middle school students and educators. The site features an exciting video series and related hands on challenges, career information, engineer profiles, and links to related educational, professional, and corporate sites.

This site is a rich searchable database filled with engineering events, workshops, and camp programs that will become the go-to place for families looking for opportunities in their area.

Sightseers Guide to Engineering
Visit the engineering marvels in all 50 states — while not leaving your house. From the subtle to the spectacular, visitors not only get to learn more about America's rich engineering feats but are encouraged to submit their own favorites.