Engineering Fair and Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition at Museum of Flight Feb. 19

The Museum of Flight celebrates the 60th annual National Engineers Week with the Puget Sound Engineering Council Engineering Fair and the popular, Younger Member Forum of the American Society of Civil Engineers Popsicle Stick Bridge Contest. These events are geared toward grade school and high school students and their parents.

Puget Sound Engineering Council Engineering Fair
Saturday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Side Gallery – Free Admission
On Saturday, Feb.19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Museum of Flight and the Puget Sound Engineering Council host an Engineering Fair that features the entire span of engineering disciplines. The fair includes dozens of exhibits and hands-on activities by industry representatives, NASA, and local chapters of national engineering societies. University engineering departments and student clubs will also be participating with displays and career counseling. The fair will be in the Museum’s Side Gallery.

Admission is free to this event; regular admission rates apply for other Museum exhibits and events.
For more information see:
www.pseconline.org and www.eweek.org

16th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition
Saturday, Feb. 19, 8 a.m. – Noon, William M. Allen Theater
The Younger Member Forum of the American Society of Civil Engineers will hold the 16th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition Feb.19. For the competition, teams of local high school students will bring bridges they built that are strong, efficient, aesthetically pleasing, and made of only Popsicle sticks and white glue. After the initial judging, each bridge is brought into the auditorium where cheering fans and foes watch it tested to the breaking point with a hydraulic press. The winners will be announced at 11:30 a.m. This yearly contest is meant to introduce youth to the fun and challenges of civil engineering. The event is free with Museum admission.

For more information about the Younger Member Forum of the American Society of Civil Engineers see: www.seattleasce.org/ymf/

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, Exit 158 off Interstate 5 on Boeing Field half-way between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $13 for active military, $9 for youth 5 to 17, and free for children under 5. Group rates are available. Admission on the first Thursday of the month is free from 5 to 9 p.m. courtesy of Wells Fargo. For general Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit
www.museumofflight.org

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