Tours, contests, and “Dream Big” film mark National Engineers Week


YOKOSUKA, Japan— Naval Facilities Engineering Command Far East is celebrating National Engineers Week Feb. 18-24 by partnering with local Yokosuka school engineering clubs for tours, contests and film screenings.


The 2018 theme for National Engineers Week is "Inspiring Wonder."


Sure to inspire wonder is the Dream Big: Engineering Our World film which will be shown to the general public free of charge at Benny Decker Theater at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20. Closed screenings of the movie will also be held on Feb. 22 for elementary school students and Feb. 23 for high school students.


Engineers from NAVFAC Far East and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Yokosuka will host tours at their work sites for students. They will also make classroom visits to share how engineers solve problems in our world and communities.


Popular engineering contests pit aspiring future engineers against seasoned professionals.


The Egg Drop Contest, now in its third year, requires teams to make a device from materials such as construction paper, plastic straws and bubble wrap that will protect an egg from a three story fall. The event will be at Yokosuka Middle School parking garage at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 21.


For the Tower Challenge, participants will build a structure from wooden coffee stir sticks, chopsticks and glue. The structure must meet certain dimensions and whichever can hold the most weight will win the challenge. The competition will take place at Nile C. Kinnick High School gymnasium at 3 p.m. Feb. 22.



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