NEW JERSEY ENGINEERS WEEK
National Engineers Week is a yearly event celebrated every February to raise awareness about engineering. The North Jersey Branch of ASCE hosts a two day event at the Liberty Science Center to celebrate engineers and showcase the marvels of engineering. This coming year we will be hosting the event on Presidents Day, Monday, February 20 and Saturday, February 25. In 2016, this event hosted 9,000 children and parents who had the chance to participate in educational programs and activities ran with the assistance of nearly 200 dedicated volunteers. Our volunteers include engineering students from local universities and working professionals. Visitors have the chance to try some engineering for themselves with our hands-on activities and learn about different problems that engineers work to solve every day with our interactive exhibits.
If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please email the coordinators at email@example.com for more information!
This year’s exhibits include:
PULASKI SKYWAY: REHABILITATING AN ICONIC LANDMARK – NJDOT & MICHAEL BAKER
Be sure to swing by this exhibit to learn all about one of the most recognizable bridges in New Jersey – the Pulaski Skyway. Learn some interesting and little known facts about the bridge. See the computer models that today’s engineers use to analyze the Skyway, and learn what steps designers are taking to improve the structure. Try your hand at building your own version of the Skyway and test the strength of your bridge!
GEARS IN MOTIONS – MORRIS MUSEUM
Morris Museum invites you to explore the fascinating world of gears and see how they move our world. Learn what gears are, how they work, see them in action in some everyday objects, and put them to the test yourself with fun interactives.
ROBOTICS & CODING – SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER
SYLVAN is proud to be launching new STEM enrichment programs for kids. Stop by our SYLVAN Robotics and Coding tables to learn key STEM concepts by participating in hands-on building, programming, coding, and more!
ROBOTICS TEAMS (Monday, February 20 only)
Meet the top award-winning New Jersey robotics teams from FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST LEGO League in a joint robotics exhibition. Alongside these teams, we will also have the limited edition Google Lunar XPRIZE “MoonBots-in-a-Box”, and DIY 3-D printers made by students!
MICRO-G NEXT – COLUMBIA SPACE INITIATIVE (Saturday, February 25 only)
The Columbia Space Initiative is a group of students who are passionate about space and the goal of promoting space exploration and space-related activities within university campuses and in the wider New York community. Micro-G NEXT is a NASA challenge in which college-level teams design and manufacture a device which will aid astronauts while they samples during asteroid redirect missions. This year, our team is building a subsurface sampling drill which will be able to take sand and stone core samples from the subsurface of an asteroid. The device will be tested underwater at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory to simulate microgravity conditions. Stop by to learn about outer space, space exploration, and the team's mission. Learn about asteroid collisions with a hands-on activity!
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR 2017 SPONSORS!
And thanks to our personal sponsors: Anthony E. Soriano, Jr. · Vatsal A. Shah, Ph.D, P.E.