Engineering Day at the Peoria
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[February 22, 2017]
- Engineers Week is being celebrated this year from February 19-25,
with activities planned across the nation to introduce children to
the world of engineering. The Peoria Riverfront Museum is hosting
Engineering Day on February 19th to celebrate. Prairie Engineers of
Illinois and other Peoria area engineering firms and organizations
have underwritten the cost to offer free admission to all attendees
on Engineering Day. The museum will be open from 12 to 5 pm, with
demonstrations, hands-on activities, and the opportunity to talk to
engineers and explore engineering careers.
Participants at this year’s event include: Illinois Valley Branch
of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of
Materials, Caterpillar Inc., Central Illinois Robotics Club,
Dewberry, FIRST LEGO League, Robotics Team 1736, River City Labs,
Society of Automotive Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Tau
Beta Pi – Bradley Engineering Honor Society.
On February 18th, the
film “Dream Big: Engineering Our World” 3D will premiere at 12:30
p.m., with additional showings at 4 and 5:15 p.m. on the giant
screen at the Riverfront Museum. The film, which was created in
partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers, features
narration by Jeff Bridges, and shows how engineering is pushing the
limits of possibility, from the world’s tallest building to a bridge
higher than the clouds.
Engineers continue to experience a
favorable job market with demand for engineers expected to grow by
10 percent over the coming decade. Engineering is a very versatile
degree, with career options spanning healthcare, agriculture,
entertainment, business, environmental, infrastructure, aerospace,
manufacturing, and many more.
More information about Engineers Week and careers in engineering
can be found online at www.discovere.org.
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