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 (http://littlebits.cc/intro). 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 312-561-2146