Discover engineering at Clay Center family fun day
February 22, 2014
Charleston, WV: Learn about the many branches of engineering at the Clay Center’s next family fun day. Get hands-on with dynamic activities and displays presented by local engineering firms, colleges and universities at Discover Engineering on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit with special guests at their interactive booths to enjoy demos exploring robotics, aluminum boat engineering, alternative energy and more. Kids will have the chance to build a marshmallow bridge, make a terrarium out of recyclable materials, launch an Alka-Seltzer rocket and even control a robotic arm.
Discover Engineering sponsors include WV United FCU, Terradon and E.L. Robinson.
Participants of Discover Engineering day include: West Virginia University Institute of Technology; Bridgemont Community and Technical College; DOW; West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection – Division of Air Quality; NASA IV & V Center; Rahall Transportation Institute; Technology and Engineering at Marshall University; West Virginia Association of Consulting Engineers; American Chemical Society; Association of Computing Machinery; American Institute of Chemical Engineers; American Society of Civil Engineers; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; WVUIT Biology Club; WVUIT Engineering and Technology Student Organization; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Society of Automotive Engineers’ Society of Women Engineers; West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H Program; E.L. Robinson Engineering; Bayer Foundation USA; Clay Center Cranium Cadets.
All activities are included in gallery admission, which is free for members or just $6 for children and $7.50 for adults. Films and planetarium shows are additional. For more information about this and other Clay Center events, visit www.theclaycenter.org or call 304-561-3570.
While at the Center, guests can examine environmental issues involving laundry, composting, transportation and more in “Sustainable Choices,” the newest hands-on display in the Mylan Explore-atory, and explore three interesting exhibits in the art gallery. Then, discover the mystery behind Saturn’s famous rings and find out how this massive gas giant was discovered by early astronomers in the “Saturn: Ringed World” planetarium show. Plus, surf through the science of waves in “The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti” and journey into the middle and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in "Hurricane on the Bayou," two exciting giant screen films.