National Engineers Week celebration with special events Feb. 14

SEATTLE, Feb. 6, 2009

The Museum of Flight celebrates the 54th annual National Engineers Week with an engineering fair and the popular, Popsicle stick bridge contest. These events are geared toward grade school and high school students and their parents.
Engineering Fair
Saturday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Side Gallery
The Museum of Flight and the Puget Sound Engineering Council host an Engineering Fair that features the entire span of engineering disciplines. Learn about the exciting opportunities in engineering careers from representatives from the local chapters of national engineering societies. Several university engineering departments and student clubs will also be participating. The fair will be in the Museum's Side Gallery. Admission is free to this event only; tickets are required for other Museum exhibits and events.
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14th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition
Saturday, Feb. 14, 8 a.m. - Noon, William M. Allen Theater
The Younger Member Forum of the American Society of Civil Engineers will hold the 14th Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition in the William M. Allen Theater. This yearly contest is meant to introduce youth to the fun and challenges of civil engineering. 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. The event is free with Museum admission.