National Engineers Week Open House for all K-12 students
Engineers and computer scientists innovate, create, and solve problems. They work together to make the world better. They are key to our health, safety and happiness. When children and teens get to experience engineering and ocmputer sicence, they realize how interesting and fun these professions can be. That's why the National Engeers Week Foundation - and the College of Engineering and Computer (CEC) at the University of South Carolina - are dedicated to attracting and cultivating the next generation of engineers and computer scientists.
National Engineers Week, which celebrates professionals in all fields of engineering and computing. With help from SCANA, the CEC is hosting and Open House geared twoard kindergarten through 12th grade students.
The Open House will be held on Saturday, February 18 from 10am - 2pm at the Swearingen Center at 315 Main Street on the USC Columbia campus. The free event will feature dozens of interactive exhibits that highlight the CEC's programs and research including the following:
- Fuel cell demonstrations
- Electric and hybrid vehiclese
- A cornstarch pool
- Computer Games
- Segway Rides
- Lab tours
Camp Invention Returns to North Springs!
June 12-16, 2017
This year's theme: LAUNCH!
- Apply principles of engineering to create a castle from cardboard and design a pulley system to raise a castle flag.
- Design inventions to transform the atmosphere, terrain, and ecosystem of a new exoplanet to create the next Earth.
- Take apart machines and devices and use their parts and pieces to create the ultimate Spy Gadget Alarm Box to help millions of children keep their treasures secure.
The STEMS program has expanded!
Our STEMS program has expanded to SIDI - The STEM Institute of Design and Innovation at Summit Parkway Middle School
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