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WCOE Community Engineering Fair

Free Event.

fair5Annually around 1500 community members from Lubbock and surrounding areas attend this exciting event. 

The 2020 Engineering Fair will be held on Saturday, February 22nd (10:00am to 3:00pm) at the Science Spectrum.

Who: The Lubbock Science Spectrum and Texas Tech University's Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering partnered to host a community engineering fair in celebration of National Engineers Week.

Families attending the fair were able to participate in tons of amazing hands-on engineering based activities, see examples of real-world research and development of new technologies in areas like solar and wind energy, drones, race cars, robotics, explosives, as well as discovering what engineers really do and what a career in engineering is all about.

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The Whitacre College of Engineering Tea Party

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The annual Whitacre College of Engineering Teaparty is held for 3rd and 4th-grade girls in an effort to increase each girl's self-efficacy in their STEM skills and create an interest in STEM fields of study and careers. Parents in attendance attend informative sessions on how to support their daughter's interest and awareness in STEM. The girls and their parents participate in engineering activities, receive mentoring from TTU engineering students and of course eat yummy treats.

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 Stuntman Steve Wolf Ignites Interest In STEM With 'Science In The Movies' Presentation


The "Science in the Movies" show gets students excited about science and gives them clear and memorable examples of key science concepts in action.

With every stunt Wolf emphasized health and safety, including seat belts; home fire safety planning; stop, drop and roll; anti-smoking; lightning safety; and healthful eating. He also showed students that violence in movies is really just science in a different form – an explosion is nothing more than the interplay of circuits, pressure and force.

"Action entertainment is a proven way to get and hold kids' attention," Wolf said. "We're using that attention to teach the basics of physics, chemistry, mathematics, mechanics, heat, electronics, engineering and computers."