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National Engineers Week 2011

Young Engineers

Young students at an engineering event

Get excited, aspiring engineers – this week is National Engineers Week!

This event is the cornerstone program of the National Engineers Week Foundation, which leads a country-wide celebration of engineering every year.

All programs and workshops are designed to reach out to current and future generations of engineering talent. To find an event near you, check out their website.

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Event: Potter Day, Maryland Science Center. Nov. 20, 2010

harry potterBaltimore’s Maryland Science Center invites everyone to join Harry Potter Day, November 20, 2010. The screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” in the IMAX theater, will be accompanied by day filled with activities for kids of all ages, from the creation of chemical potions, to a hunt for horcruxes, and mapping of the stars. Cost: Free with paid admission and for members.

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eGFI@: The USA Science & Engineering Festival

Kids Dress as Rubix Cubes Promote a Contest

Kids dressed as Rubik’s Cubes promote a contest for solving the puzzles.

This past weekend (Oct. 23-24), some of the eGFI team were lucky enough to visit the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo on and near the National Mall of Washington, DC. Between giant kaleidoscopes, robot soccer competitions, Bill Nye the Science Guy, live music, explosions, and DIY rockets, there was more than enough to keep us occupied.

Check out some of our best photos from the festival after the jump.

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Workshop: Mother-Daughter Tech Training, 2010-2011

girlshcThe Mother Daughter TEA (Technology Engineering Aptitude) events are 1-day professional development workshops to train participants in holding their own Mother/Daughter TEAs. Facilitated by Celeste Baine of Engineering Education Service Center. 2010-11 Dates and Locations: March 4, 2011 in Joplin, MO; April 2, 2011 in Boston, MA. Costs begin at $999; check Website for details.

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Workshop: Parents, Kids, and LEGOS. Tufts U., March 6

legoThe Tufts University Center for Engineering Education will hold a Parent and Child Workshop, March 6, 2010, with teams building and programming their own LEGO inventions. For all ages. Cost: $75.

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