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Student Bridge-Builders to Compete at Adventure Science Center’s Engineering Day

NASHVILLE
, Feb. 19, 2013—Local engineers will be on hand at Adventure Science Center for its annual Engineering Day on Saturday, Feb. 23. During the event, visitors will have opportunities to learn about a variety of engineering specialties and participate in hands-on activities.

Back again this year, local high school students will showcase and test their entries in the 6th Annual Nashville Bridge Building Competition, presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Nashville Chapter.

Special Activities Planned
  • High school Lego League teams will showcase their projects on a four foot by eight foot obstacle course presented by the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE).
  • Middle Tennessee Robotic Arts Society will share several exciting projects and display some of their larger robots.
  • Nashville Amateur Radio Club, Inc. will give visitors an opportunity to see how radio communication is used to provide critical assistance during emergency situations.
  • As part of the Great Central U.S. Shakeout activities, visitors can learn about earthquake safety during an 11 a.m. Drop, Cover and Hold event and take part in a special presentation on Earthquake Preparedness led by the American Red Cross at noon.
  • Plus, learn how to build a robot, make a flying machine from straws, make geodesic domes, build and test structures on an earthquake shake table, and more!
“We’re excited to be hosting Engineering Day again this year,” said Susan Duvenhage, president and CEO of Adventure Science Center. “It’s a unique opportunity for anyone interested in engineering to experience what a career in the field is like and interact with local experts who have a passion for their work.”

All Engineering Day activities are included with general admission to Adventure Science Center.

About Adventure Science Center
For more than 65 years, Adventure Science Center has brought science to life for students, teachers and families in Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, Northern Alabama and beyond. The Center offers hands-on, interactive exhibits and engaging programs that encourage visitors of all ages to explore how science is relevant in their lives. Adventure Science Center encourages imagination and curiosity in a fun, dynamic learning environment. For more information, call (615) 862-5160 or visit www.adventuresci.org.

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