Civil Engineering Day

Engineering Week 

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As the kick off to Engineering Week, learn about civil engineering through interactive games, construction challenges, and hands-on activities presented by the Metropolitan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Free with NYSCI admission.

Activities include:
  • Gumdrop Dome: Build a dome using gumdrops and toothpicks. Test how much weight your dome can support. (While supplies last.)
  • Topple-A-Tug: Design your own boat made out of aluminum foil and see how many pennies it can hold without sinking.
  • Paper Bridge: Build a bridge using paper, wooden blocks and paper clips. See how much weight it can hold before it collapses.
  • Paper Tower: Design and build a tower at least 10 inches high using index cards and paper clips. See if your tower can withstand a weight placed on top. (Hint: You can fold the index cards into any shape you want to increase their strength.)
  • Truss Bridge: Using West Point Bridge Designer software, design the least expensive truss bridge that will pass a simulated load test.
  • Jenga: Build the tallest possible tower of blocks before the tower falls over.
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