Engineering a little fun with science

Feb. 24, 2012

Engineering a little fun with science

Engineering and the critical role it plays in science was on display at Dublin High School Wednesday night in celebration of National Engineers Week. The event featured a question and answer session with hosts from the Discovery Channel show "Mythbusters," as well as demonstrations by various engineering and science classes within the Dublin school district.

To kick off the evening, Lawrence Livermore National Security presented a check for $10,000 to the school district to support engineering curricula. Jim Bono, director of Public Affairs, presented the check to Dublin schools Superintendent Stephen Hanke, Dublin High Principal Carol Shimizu and school board member Greg Tomlinson.

The Laboratory's "Fun With Science" show, a presentation of interactive experiments, proved to be one of the more popular attractions during the evening. Discovery Center volunteer and retired Lab engineer Nick Williams guided dozens of eager-to-learn onlookers through various scientific phenomena, from states of matter to the effects of air pressure, density, electricity and more. More than 1,000 students and their parents attended the event.