The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) says it is participating in the DuPage Area STEM Expo on Feb. 23 at Illinois Tech Rice Campus.
The event, in conjunction with national Engineers Week, includes more than 50 displays, presentations, and project for school children from Kindergarten to Grade 12 to explore science, technology, engineering and math.
SEAOI says it “will have many interactive exhibits available for budding young engineers and their parents.”
“We will once again host the standing room only SEAOI exhibit space, featuring structural engineering models and ‘toys’ that provide an enriching hands-on practical application of structural engineering principles,” the organization says.
For even more insight into the world of structural engineering, plan on attending the LAST BRICK STANDING presentation by structural engineer Brian Dekker. Mr. Dekker will give you tips by explaining the basics of structural engineering and then you’ll have a chance to build your own Lego tower and compete with 15 other teams to see how well the towers would survive an earthquake.
The Expo is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, see the IIT website. The event takes place at 201 East Loop Rd., Wheaton from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.