Chicago Architecture Foundation Seeking EngineeringFest Volunteers


Efest Flyer


Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is seeking volunteers for EngineeringFest. The inaugural event is designed to introduce youth ages 3 – 12 and their families to engineering concepts through hands-on activities.


Saturday, February 21, 2015 (10 am – 5 pm) – Sunday, February 22, 2015 (10 am – 4 pm)


224 S. Michigan

Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Learning Spaces: Lecture Hall, Atrium, Morse Learning Studio, Design Studio

Activities and topics:

Challenges: Structured 45-minute engineering activities. Activity leads facilitate and work with participants. Orientation will include introduction to littlebits ( Engineering disciplines highlighted: Electrical engineering, Civil engineering

Build It: Kapla Block open build area. Activity aids work with participants to learn structural concepts. Engineering disciplines highlighted: Structural

Make It & Test It: Drop-in area for making simple machines and testing acoustics and environmental concepts. Activity leads discuss their expertise and assist participants in completing CAF planned experiments. Engineering disciplines highlighted: Acoustical engineering and environmental engineering

Sketch It & I-spy: Drop in area for learning sketching concepts and learning to recognize different types of engineering at the CAF city model. Activity aids will teach participants to sketch and look for details. Engineering disciplines highlighted: All

If you are interested, please see EngineeringFest Volunteer Info for more detailed information about volunteering opportunities and requirements.

For more information about Engineering Festival or how to get involved, please contact Lyla Catellier, Coordinator of Public Engagement by email: or by phone:  312-561-2146

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