Engaging Engineering Experts: Program Descriptions

Date: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Resource Type:
Report | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Library Programs
Audience: 
Families | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: 
Engineering
Organization:
Loyola University Chicago
Description: 

This is an overview of the programs hosted by the Chicago Children's Musuem (CCM) and the Evanston Public Library (EPL). There were a total of eight programs at the CCM:

  1. "Making Stringed Instruments" with Dustin, head of Tinkering School Chicago
  2. "Making Swing Sets" with Dan, a mechanical engineer
  3. "Making Fan-Powered Cars" with Jason, a mechanical engineer and co-founder of Project SYNCERE
  4. "Making Wings" with Anna, a costume engineer
  5. "Wired Up" a project involving circuits with Jason, a mechanical engineer and co-founder of Project SYNCERE
  6. "Robots and Dirt" a project using robots to move ground materials with Anna, a geotechnical engineering graduate student
  7. "Science of Slides" with Adrianne, a structural engineer
  8. "Bicycle Engineering" with Alex, a bike shop owner. 

There were seven projects hosted by the EPL:

  1. "Making Card Towers" with Karen, a librarian with an engineering educational background
  2. "Making Balloon Powered Cars" with Nic, an engineering graduate student 
  3. "Makeblock mBot" with Kim, a nuclear engineer
  4. "Makey-Makey Electric Music" with Kaia and Melissa, two undergraduate engineering students
  5. "Wired Up" a project involving circuits with Jason, a mechanical engineer and co-founder of Project SYNCERE
  6. "Science of Slides" with Adrianne, a structural engineer
  7. "Bicycle Engineering" with Alex, a bike shop owner. 

This document is part of the IMLS Report for 2020. 

Funder(s): 
IMLS
Funding Program: 
STEMeX
Award Number: 
MG-77-16-0118-16
Funding Amount: 
$717,816.00

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