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Engineering Is The Coolest @ The National Building Museum

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What’s an engineer? He’s that guy who wears overalls, that cute stripped hat and shovels coals into the trains engine, right? As Auntie Shrew would say “Wrrrrrrrong!” Engineers are much, much, much more than that. And to find out how engineers and engineering impacts our everyday lives, visit the National Building Museum this Saturday from 10am-4:30pm and celebrate National Engineers Week.

Watch PBS’ Design Squad Nation catapult beach balls across the Great Hall, discover the principles of aerodynamics, operate Lego Robots on the FIRST  Lego League playing field. The event features other hands-on activities like building a “flinker,” an object that neither floats or sinks, design your own parachute drop, test/build handmade watercrafts, and expore a tsunami wave tank.

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Get your science on

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So hey, did you know there’s going to be a big old science fair in DC next month? No? Neither did I until I caught sight of the USA Science and Engineering Festival Twitter feed last week, and it took about 10 seconds to hook me on the whole idea. It’s two weeks of science, SCIENCE, SCIENCE!, from Oct. 10-24, capped off with a weekend of events on the National Mall on Oct. 23-24. And here’s where you come in, dear readers: they need volunteers.

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