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Careers in Engineering

FebFebruary 19 2021

10:00am - 2:00pm Science Mill

101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City, TX 78636
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    CAREER TABLE

    Video runs continuously from 10am-2pm

    VIDEO PRESENTATION:
    PATRICK ASIEDU, PRINCIPAL / CEO OF KINGS E360

    Patrick Asiedu is the Principal / CEO of Kings E360, a structural engineering firm located in Round Rock, TX. A U.S. Navy veteran, Patrick holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology-Kumasi, an M.S. in Structural Engineering from Old Dominion University and an MBA with a specialization in Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management.

    HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES

    Stations run continuously from 10am-2pm, unless otherwise noted

    diy robot hand.jpg

    DIY ROBOTIC HAND:

    Inspired by bioengineering and the Mill’s Colossal Robotic Hand, this life-sized model uses strings and straws to simulate tendons and bones. Make your creation’s fingers wiggle—can it pick anything up?

    toppling towers.jpg

    TOPPLE-PROOF TOWERS:

    How do engineers build structures that can stand up to earthquakes? Experiment to find the secret mix of strength and flexibility, then put your tower to the test on our “shake table!”

    balloon racer.jpg


    ROCKET RACERS: 

    Create a custom balloon-powered racer using recycled materials. Then head to the starting line to see how “equal and opposite reactions” (thanks, Sir Isaac Newton!) make for a speedy race.

    LEARNING LABS

    Please note: For February’s Learning Labs, students will be assigned to work in pairs. Masks are required for all participants.

    KINDER-2ND GRADE
    COASTING COMPARISONS – 10:30-11:15AM

    Explore the forces that make things go (gravity) and slow (friction) by creating a race track. Send different objects down the track to compare how far they go, and see how adding hills affects speed and distance.

    3RD-5TH GRADE
    MARBLE COASTER CHALLENGE – 11:30AM-12:30PM

    Your challenge: Engineer a roller coaster with at least one loop and one jump. Take your coaster to new heights to see how potential energy becomes kinetic energy with the help of gravity.

    roller-coaster-tycoon.png

    6TH-12TH GRADE
    ROLLER COASTER TYCOON – 1:00-2:00PM

    We’re looking to hire a roller coaster designer, someone who can deliver at least TWO loops and one jump. Plan your budget, build your track and test with three different “riders”  to see how friction and gravity affect their trips. Will your design come out on top or go off the rails?

    101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City, TX 78636
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CAREER TABLE

Video runs continuously from 10am-2pm

VIDEO PRESENTATION:
PATRICK ASIEDU, PRINCIPAL / CEO OF KINGS E360

Patrick Asiedu is the Principal / CEO of Kings E360, a structural engineering firm located in Round Rock, TX. A U.S. Navy veteran, Patrick holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology-Kumasi, an M.S. in Structural Engineering from Old Dominion University and an MBA with a specialization in Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management.

HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES

Stations run continuously from 10am-2pm, unless otherwise noted

diy robot hand.jpg

DIY ROBOTIC HAND:

Inspired by bioengineering and the Mill’s Colossal Robotic Hand, this life-sized model uses strings and straws to simulate tendons and bones. Make your creation’s fingers wiggle—can it pick anything up?

toppling towers.jpg

TOPPLE-PROOF TOWERS:

How do engineers build structures that can stand up to earthquakes? Experiment to find the secret mix of strength and flexibility, then put your tower to the test on our “shake table!”

balloon racer.jpg


ROCKET RACERS: 

Create a custom balloon-powered racer using recycled materials. Then head to the starting line to see how “equal and opposite reactions” (thanks, Sir Isaac Newton!) make for a speedy race.

LEARNING LABS

Please note: For February’s Learning Labs, students will be assigned to work in pairs. Masks are required for all participants.

KINDER-2ND GRADE
COASTING COMPARISONS – 10:30-11:15AM

Explore the forces that make things go (gravity) and slow (friction) by creating a race track. Send different objects down the track to compare how far they go, and see how adding hills affects speed and distance.

3RD-5TH GRADE
MARBLE COASTER CHALLENGE – 11:30AM-12:30PM

Your challenge: Engineer a roller coaster with at least one loop and one jump. Take your coaster to new heights to see how potential energy becomes kinetic energy with the help of gravity.

roller-coaster-tycoon.png

6TH-12TH GRADE
ROLLER COASTER TYCOON – 1:00-2:00PM

We’re looking to hire a roller coaster designer, someone who can deliver at least TWO loops and one jump. Plan your budget, build your track and test with three different “riders”  to see how friction and gravity affect their trips. Will your design come out on top or go off the rails?

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