Clay Center’s Engineering Day

Title: Clay Center’s Engineering Day
Location: Clay Center For The Arts And Sciences Of West Virginia One Clay Square Charleston, WV 25301
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Description: Get your mental gears turning with Discover Engineering family fun day. Learn about the many branches of this powerful science as local engineering firms, colleges and universities present dynamic hands-on activities and displays.

Families can visit with special guests at their interactive booths to enjoy demos exploring robotics, aluminum boat engineering, alternative energy and more. Kids will have the chance to build a marshmallow bridge, shoot an air-powered mini-cannon, make ice cream, play water jeopardy and even implode a soda can.

In the midst of all the engineering fun, there is also a variety of other exciting attractions at the Clay Center. Check out a real moon rock from Apollo 17, see the world from a satellite’s perspective and send a satellite spinning into orbit in A View from Space science exhibit. Paintings, sculptures and photographs highlight the private moments, triumphant victories and tragic accidents that formed the storied history of NASA in the all-new NASA | Art: 50 Years of Exploration art exhibit.

In the ElectricSkyTM Theater, an exhilarating whitewater rafting ride takes you down America’s most iconic river in the giant screen film Grand Canyon Adventure. Discover the history, accomplishments and ground-breaking work of one of the most important organizations in the history of astronomy and space travel in the NASA: Race for Space planetarium show.

Discover Engineering sponsors include Bridgemont Community & Technical College, WVU Institute of Technology, Bayer USA Foundation, DOW, Matric and ZMM, Inc.

Participants of Discover Engineering day include: West Virginia University Institute of Technology; Bridgemont Community and Technical College; DOW; West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection; Project WET; NASA IV & V Center; Rahall Transportation Institute; MATRIC; Technology and Engineering at Marshall University; H.C. Nutting, A Terradon Co.; West Virginia Association of Consulting Engineers; American Chemical Society; Association of Computing Machinery; American Institute of Chemical Engineers; American Society of Civil Engineers; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; WVUIT Biology Club; WVUIT Engineering and Technology Student Organization; Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Society of Automotive Engineers’ Society of Women Engineers; West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H Program; Marshall University Engineers Without Borders Student Chapter; and Kanawha County 4-H Teen Leaders.

All activities are included in gallery admission, which is free for members, $5.50 for children and $7 for adults. Films and planetarium shows are additional. For more information about this and other Clay Center events, visit or call 304-561-3570.

Date: 2011-02-19