Engineering Week

Engineering Week

February 19, 2018 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The purpose of National Engineers Week is to call attention to the contributions to society that engineers make. It is also a time for engineers to emphasize the importance of learning math, science, and technical skills.

Join us at INFINITY as we celebrate women in engineering all week long. Our Random Acts of Science, held daily throughout the week, will place a special emphasis on the achievements made by women in STEM-related careers and will cover the following:

Bits, Bytes & Binary! - Learn all about Grace Hopper and her invention that allows computers to translate their different languages into binary code making complex computer systems possible!

A World of Light - Join us to put light to the test! Modeled after the work of Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic female astronaut, we will use light to explore different materials and how they react when illuminated!

The Power of Design - Want to learn more about solar power? How about how to design and power a Mars Rover? Join us to learn more about two women who were very influential in the fields of renewable energy and aerospace engineering as we attempt to power a small, handmade rover!

Engineering Challenge - Did you know the Brooklyn Bridge wouldn’t have been completed had it not been for the wife of its chief engineer? Learn more about her fascinating story as you attempt to complete some INFINITY engineering challenges!

Goldieblox - Put your spatial reasoning to the test as you learn about the woman who invented Goldieblox while competing in design challenges using nothing but Legos and your brain!

XSPHEREience Theater Show - 

Breaking Through Barriers: The Women of NASA

Join us as we highlight four of NASA’s leading female astronauts, examining the challenges they overcame and the importance of their work. We will spotlight the work of Mae Jemison, NASA’s first African-American female astronaut.