Engineers Week(s) 2022!

Presented by HUITT-ZOLLARS, INC.
Welcome! At the Museum we are celebrating Engineers Week(s) all month long! 
Check out this page for our virtual content and/or join us for E-Week(s) Family Day at the Museum on February 21, 2022!

E-Week(s) Family Day

From 10am-2pm we will be hosting multiple activity tables and opening some of the cockpits of our aircraft! All of this is included with regular admission to the Museum (or FREE if you're a member!).
At 1pm we will have a special presentation, in collaboration with NASA JPL, in our Hamilton Family Auditorium!
Special thanks to our presenting sponsoring Huitt-Zollars for making events like this possible!

"Exploring Mars with Perseverance: Seeking Signs of Ancient Life on Mars"
NASA JPL's - Steven Lee

Steve works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA as the PIXL Investigation Project Manager as well as a Mission Lead for the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. Previously, he served as the Flight System Manager for the Mars Sample Return Lander, Flight System Manager for the Europa Lander pre-project, Deputy Project Manager for the Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory, and various leadership roles on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Hubble Space Telescope, International Space Station, and Space Shuttle projects at JPL, Lockheed-Martin, and Honeywell. He holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Minnesota and a master’s in electrical engineering from the University of South Florida.
The Fluor Engineering Challenge officially begins February 20th and goes until March 20th, 2022. Click on the graphics below for grade specific details about this year's contest!

2022 Challenge: Build a ball run out of just paper and tape. See how many seconds it takes for a ping-pong (table tennis) ball to travel from the start to the end of the paper ball run. The longer it takes and the fewer materials used, the higher your score. Finish building and testing your ball run and submit photos and your score before the March 20, 2022 deadline to enter the contest. Give this challenge a try, and you might win one of ten $1,000 USD prizes for your school, afterschool program, or a food bank or other non-profit in your community!

More Activities

Happy Landing Anniversary Percy!
February 18th is the Mars Perseverance Landing's anniversary - check out our Mars 2020 page for additional activities, videos, and information! If you have a chance to visit, come see our Mars 2020 Mission Collection while it is here!

If/Then Ambassadors

IF/THEN® Ambassadors are talented women STEM professionals across a variety of industries who are interested in inspiring the next generation of girls to consider STEM careers. Visit https://www.ifthenshecan.org/ for more information!
Erika Anderson
Reliability Engineer
Afua Bruce
Computer Engineer
Anjali Chadha
Bioengineering Student
Catie Cuan
Mechanical Engineering, PhD candidate
Gracie Ermi
Research Software Engineer
Xyla Foxlin
Engineer, Entrepreneur, & Nonprofit Director
J'Tia Hart
Nuclear Engineer
Aisha Lawrey
Electrical Engineer
Ana Maria Porras
Biomedical Engineering
Ritu Raman
Engineer, Writer, & Educator
Nicole Sharp
Aerospace Engineer
Dr. Arlyne Simon
Biomedical Engineering
Ciara Sivels
Nuclear Engineer
Debbie Sterling
Mechanical Engineering
Kim Swennen
Software Engineer
Kirsten Tulchin-Francis
Biomechanist & Bioengineer
Sarah Wilson
Biomechanical Engineering

Special thanks to the following companies, organizations, and schools for participating in E-Week(s) 2022!

Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Boeing
FLUOR Engineering
Huitt-Zollars
Lockheed Martin
Microsoft
North Central Texas Council Of Governments
See Syd Soar
Texas A&M University Engineering
Texas Instruments