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Event: Computer Science Education Week

CSEdWeekCSEdWeek 2011 celebrates the impact of computing and the need for computer science education. The week incorporates events and resources for students, teachers, parents, administrators, college and university reps, and industry. When: December 4-11, 2011.

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Feature: Engineering Icons

Grand Canyon BridgePlanning a road trip this summer? Whether en route to a beach, lake, or national park, there are plenty of engineering landmarks to admire along the way — including the interstate highway system, along which most travelers must pass. Here are some designated engineering destinations worth braking for!

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Event: Girl Day at UT-Austin, Feb. 26, 2011

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Families and educators are encouraged to join their students at UT for an afternoon of engineering fun. Girl Day gives 1st through 8th grade students a chance to have fun doing grade-specific, hands-on engineering activities; meet students, professors and engineers from industry; and see what it’s like to be an engineer. Date: Feb. 26, 2011.

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Museum Programs. COSI Camp-Ins, Ohio.

COSI logoThe Camp-In programs at COSI Columbus described as the “ultimate indoor camping experience for girls and boys,” has taken environmental “Green” as its 2011 theme. Participants spend 19 hours immersed in all that COSI has to offer enhanced by themed workshops, an Extreme Screen film, and more. 2011 Dates: Various, Jan. – May.

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Event: Potter Day, Maryland Science Center. Nov. 20, 2010

harry potterBaltimore’s Maryland Science Center invites everyone to join Harry Potter Day, November 20, 2010. The screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” in the IMAX theater, will be accompanied by day filled with activities for kids of all ages, from the creation of chemical potions, to a hunt for horcruxes, and mapping of the stars. Cost: Free with paid admission and for members.

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Workshops: Homeschool Science Program, Ithaca, NY. Nov 2010 – March 2011

Homeschool Science ProgramThe Homeschool Science Program (HSP) presents free materials science workshops, at the Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY, on select Tuesdays, 2-3 p.m. November 2010 through March 2011 for children ages 6-13 and their adult guardians. The workshops are hands-on and encourage students to explore how materials interact with each other. Upcoming workshops: November 9, 2010, Bridge Building; December 14, 2010, Sounds of Science. Sign up early to secure a space.

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USA Science & Engineering Expo Photos

Robots from FIRST Robotics Spar During a Soccer GameThe USA Science and Engineering Festival culminated in a gigantic Expo on the National Mall. A half-million visitors were kept entertained by the Giant kaleidoscope, robot competitions, explosions, and DIY rockets. Check out our photos of the event.

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Event: Science Day at Aiken, South Carolina

SEEDImagine making your own slime, talking turkey, driving a championship robot, becoming a TV meteorologist, or traveling through a virtual representation of outer space. These are just a few of the many activities planned for the 25th Annual S.E.E.D. – Science Education Enrichment Day at the University of South Carolina, October 16, 2010

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Event: Science Songfest. U. Maryland, College Park. Oct. 10, 2010

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The USA Science and Engineering Festival presents its celebratory opening event: more than two hundred young people and adults celebrating science in song. Date: October 10, 2010, 5-7 p.m. Location: University of Maryland, College Park. Cost:Free; please reserve tickets.

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