Event Title: BTW Family Engineering Fair
Location: Booker T. Washington Elementary, Champaign, IL
Date: April 23rd, 2016
The Family Engineering Fair at Booker T. Washington (BTW) was a success! Over 400 students came to the event and participated in the variety of activities we helped set up. Thank you to all the volunteers from ENVISION and Pi Tau Sigma for all of the their help!
The students and their families cycled through various hands on activities located throughout the park behind BTW. We partnered with the faculty and PTA at BTW, the Douglass Branch of the Champaign Library, Champaign Park District, ASME, and Pi Tau Sigma.
There were various smaller activities located in the park behind BTW Elementary:
- Gumdrop domes
- Egg carton vinegar battery
- Stomp rockets
- Fog ring cannon
- Oobleck kiddy pool
- Mini ball run
- Wind turbine kits
- Elephant toothpaste
We also had 2 longer activities that students needed tickets for to participate:
- 3D printing
- Kaleidoscope Construction
To encourage students to participate in as many activities as possible, we created passports that the students would take around the fair with them. After completing an activity, the students would receive stamps. At the end of the fair, the students received prizes (such as gift cards to Jimmy Johns) depending on the number of stamps they had on the passports.
We hope to make this event even larger next year and open it up to the community!