Hundreds attend Watson School’s Community Day for Engineers Week
In celebration of National Engineers Week, the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science hosted its annual Community Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, featuring a full day of programming for budding engineers.
Hundreds of children and their parents attended to see several exciting, new hands-on activities including the ping-pong ball zipline, making bouncy balls and the penny boat challenge. Other events offered familiar challenges from the past: the 15-foot egg drop, toothpick towers and the Popsicle stick bridge-building competition. Participants also checked out Arduino projects, an exhibit on notable black engineers and computer scientists, the supermileage car, demonstrations of a quad copter, 3-D printing and ant robots. The event was free and open to students of all ages and was held in the Engineering and Science Building at the Innovative Technologies Complex. Details of all of the activities are still available online.