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Science Center hosting Engineer the Future


 Pittsburgh has long been at the core of engineering innovation with iconic bridges, environmentally friendly construction, and modern building design. Carnegie Science Center’s Engineer the Future, held in recognition of National Engineers Week, celebrates the science of engineering and the region’s achievements in all aspects of the field.

This two-day event, Feb. 19 and 20, features presentations, hands-on activities, and science demonstrations designed to inspire young people to explore engineering.

Visitors to the Science Center will have a chance to interact with engineering professionals and check out presentations at dozens of event tables.

Following are highlights of activities for visiting student groups and families:

- The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers will conduct a chromatography experiment.

- Carnegie Mellon University’s Institute for Complex Engineer Systems will be hosting its popular “Build a Bone” activity.

- HDR Engineer will present its display called “The Crusher,” which demonstrates the importance of piers on a multi-span bridge.

- Visitors will be able to design and built Lego balloon-powered cars with Carnegie Science Center’s Carnegie STEM Girls programming.

Other activities feature circuits, robotics, 3-D printing, and construction.

Engineer the Future is powered by EQT Foundation.

More than 1,000 students from the Pittsburgh region and beyond are scheduled to attend this year. EQT’s sponsorship funds field trips for students from Armstrong, Greene, and Washington counties.

Engineer the Future activities are included with general admission to the Science Center. Visit or call 412-237-3400 for more details.


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