February Vacation 2018: Engineers Week

Eli Whitney Museum

Show Menu
Thumbnail of February Vacation 2018: Engineers Week project

The Museum offers a day long (9am – 3pm) program to enrich the hours of the school holidays. This year, we will offer two days of projects

Fee per day: $65 ($60 for members)

Before and after care (7:30 am – 5:30 pm) is available at $10 per hour.

Click on each program for complete information and link to registration.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Engineering paper

Engineering paper thumbnail

Engineers explore the properties of materials.

Few materials have as many varieties and possibilities as paper. Get to know paper tricks and techniques borrowed from cultures around the world. Experiment with familiar and new types of paper..

Learn More...
Monday, February 19, 2018

Mechanical Engineering at 150

Mechanical Engineering at 150 thumbnail

In 1868, waterwheels, steam engines, and an occasional windmill powered the machines of the Industrial Revolution. New ideas have to be expressed in increasingly clever arrangements of pullies, gears, and levers. That year, Henry T. Brown collected the best of these arrangements in a practical visual dictionary: 507 Mechanical Movements. In 150 years, it has never gone out of print.

Learn More...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Engineering Color

Engineering Color thumbnail

Engineers explore the chemistry of color.

40,000 years ago, primitive artists could express themselves in 5 colors: red, yellow, brown, black, and white. And the evolution of color engineering began.

Learn More...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering thumbnail

Engineers test the limits of materials.

Bridges are the perfect test of engineering. Every bridge must answer many questions. Can it be constructed? Will it carry normal loads? Will it handle extra large loads? Will it withstand winds, and floods, and snowstorms? Will it last for many years? Is it affordable?

Learn More...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Sound Engineering

Sound Engineering thumbnail

Engineers collect, construct, combine and compose sounds.

GarageBand is a whole studio of tools that will let you build with sounds on your computer. You can download the program for free for your Mac. This workshop is the introduction you will need to get started.

Learn More...

Back to Top