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Family Science Fest - Saturday, August 23, 2014

Included with paid admission to the Museum of Flight

2012 SE Robotics Competition

The Space Elevator Conference presents the fourth annual Family Science Fest on Saturday, August 23. This day long, family-friendly event has something for everyone and you’ll have the entire museum to explore, top to bottom. Local companies, non-profit educational and service organizations and schools will offer hands-on activities, displays and demonstrations with the focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Roam the museum’s Side Gallery and watch teams compete in RoboClimb, a special robotics competition; visit Robot Alley and test your robot driving skills; participate in a STEM Scavenger Hunt; learn about the Space Elevator and its importance to mankind at Space Elevator 101 and 201 presentations. This event is included in the Museum of Flight admission price.

Space Elevator Family Science Fest

Location:  Museum of Flight
Date:  Saturday, August 23, 2014
Time:  10 AM to 5 PM  
Cost:  Included with Museum of Flight admission, no registration is required for these events (except for teams competing in the Robotics Challenge)

Planned activities include:

  • Robo Climb - a competition for middle- and high-school level robotics teams to build/program an autonomous, tether-climbing robot. Prizes will be awarded to the top-performing teams and for innovative robot design.
  • Space Elevator 101 and 201 presentations - Murdock Theatre, Great Gallery
  • 12:00 PM – 12:40 PM SE 101 -  An Introduction to the Space Elevator
  • 12:40 PM – 1:00 PM SE 101 Q&A
  • 3:00 PM – 3:40 PM SE 201 - Space Elevator Design Challenges and Usage Scenarios
  • 3:40 PM – 4:00 PM SE 201 Q&A
  • Robot Garage - kids can build an extra-terrestrial rover
  • Visit STEM Central - educational resources center
  • 3D Printer Demonstration
  • "Drive a Bot" - test your robot driving skills
  • LEGO Build Zone and EV3 Demos - brought to you by Brick 4 Kidz
  • Robot Alley - see robots from local robotics teams on display
  • Future City Competition - learn about building cities of the future
  • FIRST LEGO League - robotics competition demonstrations
  • Team America Rocketry Challenge - model rocketry competition for youth
  • plus many more activities and exhibitors