Monday, February 8, 2010

ZOOM Into Engineering and Science a huge success!

ZOOM into Engineering and Science 2010 was a huge success! Last Saturday nearly 700 people showed up to the annual event that promotes the development of strong science skills in children. The event included lots of fun, hands-on activities such as making ice cream with liquid nitrogen and creating a fractal to become part of a larger fractal. Other exciting opportunities for kids and their families included a display of a solar car from UNM and one-on-one interaction with engineers from Sandia National Laboratories, PNM, the Society of Women Engineers, ASK Academy, and many others. Thanks to all who came out and made ZOOM such a hit! Hope to see you next year! 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

ZOOM into Engineering & Science!

This Saturday, February 6, the Museum will be hosting its 8th annual ZOOM into Engineering & Science. Children of all ages will enjoy engineering with a day of fun activities designed to help them develop strong science process skills, just like engineers do on a daily basis. Engineers from Sandia National Laboratories and other organizations will lead activities such as making ice cream with liquid nitrogen, building a lighted Space Needle, and mixing potions inspired by Harry Potter. The event takes place from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and participation is free with admission to the Museum.