Day: July 20, 2015

Volunteers Needed for KSEF Family Engineering Event

KSEFThe Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach will conduct a family engineering event from noon-3 p.m. August 6 at Houghton’s Kestner Waterfront Park. The event is part of the Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival. A total of 15 volunteers are needed to help. No prior experience is necessary It is hands on and will be fun for all ages, but targets elementary students and their parents. However, many of the engineering challenges work for middle/high school ages and beyond.

The volunteers will monitor and encourage participants in ten to 12 short, self-directed activities of three to five minutes each. Also needed are one or two volunteers for each of the engineering challenges, about four or five. A 40 by 60-foot tent will be set up for the activities.

An optional practice session will be held at the Great Lakes Research Center the day before the family event. To sign up, email your name, cell phone number and academic major or department to Learn more about the Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival.

From Tech Today, by Joan Chadde.

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Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Meghan Marquardt (subscription required).