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Event: Engineers Without Borders Award, Sept. 21

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Engineers Without Borders-USA has been awarded the Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction Technology by the The National Building Museum for its work connecting engineering students with international development projects. Come join the public ceremony on Sept. 21, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Presenters will share EWB-USA’s efforts to provide clean water, sustainable energy, and needed infrastructure to communities across the world while also instilling a sense of global responsibility in the next generation of engineers. Cost: Free for Students, $20 non-members, $12 members.

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Event: Engineering for 6-8 Grade Girls. Carnegie Mellon U. Sept. 18, 2010.

The Society of Women Engineers, Pittsburgh is sponsoring Wow! That’s Engineering!® on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Carnegie Mellon University, for girls in 6th through 8th Grade and their parents and educators. Join to experience the creativity and innovation of engineering and technology with fun hands‐on activities. Participants will also hear from and network with engineers, engineering students, university faculty, and STEM experts.

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Event: Engineering Saturdays at UT Arlington, Grades 2-12.

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Engineering Saturdays at the University of Texas, Arlington is an outreach program that showcases hands-on engineering fun and provides flexibility for a family with different ages to all find interesting things to do. Students in grades 2-12 are invited to join on: Sept. 18; Nov. 20; Apr. 16, 2011.

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Event: Engineering at Des Plaines, IL. Oct. 16, 2010

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Des Plaines Public Library will sponsor a day of engineering exploration for children in grades 3-8, Sat., Oct. 16, 2010, with interactive displays and fun, educational presentations designed to enhance interest in engineering, math, and science. Engineers Bob Johnson, Chas Hague, and others will introduce budding young engineers to the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois exhibit. Cost: Free.

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Event: Youth in Technology Summit, Maryland, Nov. 13

Youth in Technology SummitThe College of Southern Maryland’s 3rd Annual Youth in Technology Summit, a day complete with technology demonstrations, STEM workshops, building trades, college and technical school planning, career development, networking, and more, will be held on November 13, 2010.

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Event: Austin, TX Science and Engineering Festival. Oct. 2-24, 2010

Austin Science and Engineering FestivalOrganized by the Mexican American Engineers and Scientists organization, the Austin, Texas Science and Engineering Festival and its multiple events will showcase the science and technology of Texas. It will culminate in a two-day Expo Expo at the Austin Convention Center with over 200 exhibits of hands-on, fun science and engineering activities to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

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Event: Ideaventions Discovery Lab, October 16, 2010; Oakton, VA

IdeaventionsIdeaventions – A Discovery Lab for Kids hosts a celebration of science and engineering with hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Attendees will be able to build rockets, explore circuits, play with robotics, and prepare for Halloween by mixing a potion or two. Elementary and middle schoolers and their families are especially encouraged to attend.

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Feature: USA Science and Engineering Festival

USA Science & Engineering Festival logoKicking off with a songfest and building up to a huge expo on the National Mall, a two-week series of events in October will answer the question — “How do you make science and engineering fun?” — in hundreds of ways.

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Event: USA Science & Engineering Festival

Science and Engineering Festival LogoThe USA Science & Engineering Festival will be the United States’ first national science and engineering festival. The series of events will culminate in a two-day Expo on the National Mall that will give over 500 science & engineering organizations from all over the country the opportunity to present themselves with a hands-on, fun science activity to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

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