The Burns & McDonnell Engineerium provides a deep dive into hands-on learning, encouraging kids to consider careers in technology and engineering. Since 2008, the Engineerium has impacted thousands of kids who have participated in programs devoted to robotics, computing and sustainability. Relevant, interactive programming reaches out to a wide age range with topics such as Robotics 101, LEGO Robot Challenge, Smart Robots and Renewable Wind.
The Engineerium also offers hands-on STEM learning activities that provide scientific and educational content related to touring exhibits at Union Station.
It’s a venue that provides ample space for Science City’s commitment to daily science demonstrations and weekend workshops. Free 20-minute Saturday Walk-Up Workshops include Food Science in the Kitchen, Making Magic in the Maker Studio and Builder Wars with LEGOS. Saturday Science Labs offer the chance to assist in the dissection of a pig heart or cow eyeball.
“Students aren’t creating a product for a hypothetical environment or ’playing’ at being scientists. They must make a plan for a REAL product that will be right down the street from them should they win.”
Jennifer Thomas, Turner High School