Texas Tech Engineering Fair
Saturday, February 29th -10:00am to 3:00pm
Join the Science Spectrum, Texas Tech University’s Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering students and faculty, and area High School Engineering Clubs for the Texas Tech Engineering Fair at the Science Spectrum, Saturday, Feb. 29th from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
This *FREE event is being held in the lobby of the Science Spectrum. Families attending the fair will be able to participate in tons of amazing hands-on engineering based activities, see examples of real world research and development of new technologies in areas like solar and wind energy, drones, race cars, robotics as well as discovering what engineers really do and what a career in engineering is all about.
Visitors wanting to take in the full engineering experience can also see the giant screen film Dream Big: Engineering Our World showing this day only at the OMNI Theater. Tickets for the OMNI film Dream Big: Engineering Our World will be discounted on this day at a special rate of $5.00 per person.
About the OMNI film Dream Big: Engineering Our World
Who will build the amazing future of our human race? That question sparks a giant-screen adventure unlike any other in Dream Big: Engineering Our World, an epically fun tour of inspiration through the visionary advances made by yesterday’s, today’s, and most thrillingly of all, tomorrow’s engineers.
Throughout human history, engineers have been behind the scenes forging an ingenious variety of lifesaving, even civilization altering, structures, gadgets, and gizmos. Yet never before have engineers been so vital to humanity and so visible in culture as they are now, as young women and men literally shoot for the stars and bust through old barriers to create a world only they can imagine.
Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges, this is the story told by Dream Big, marking the first film for giant-screen theaters to answer the call of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiative, which offers a fresh perspective on engineering and aims to inspire kids of diverse backgrounds to become the innovators, educators and leaders who will improve the lives of people across our entire planet throughout the 21st Century.
*Free event located in the lobby of the Science Spectrum. Standard museum rates of $8.00 for adults and $6.50 for children (3-12) and Seniors (60+) will apply for those choosing to attend the museum.
**This one day only, see the film Dream Big: Engineering Our World in the OMNI Theater for a special discounted rate of only $5.00 per ticket (all ages 3+).
Severe Weather Awareness Day
Saturday, March 7th – 10:00am to 4:00pm
The Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society at Texas Tech University, along with KCBD News Channel 11, the National Weather Service, and the Science Spectrum, will be hosting Lubbock’s 14th annual Severe Weather Awareness Day on Saturday, March 7th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater.
Activities will include hands-on weather experiments for kids of all ages, live weather demonstrations with tornado and lightning simulators, information on severe weather preparedness, and door prizes. Storm Chasing vehicles and weather instrumentation from Texas Tech’s Severe Storm Research Team as well as emergency vehicles from area EMS and Fire Departments will be on-site and open for all to see.
Special OMNI Theater screenings of the film Extreme Weather will also be featured in celebration of the day’s events. Extreme Weather lets audiences ride along with researchers and chasers to get closer to falling ice from glaciers, severe storms and tornadoes, as well as huge wildfires caused by extensive drought than most would ever dare!
Forecasters from the National Weather Service (NWS) office that serves the South Plains area, whose local offices are located in the Science Spectrum building, will also be providing Tornado and Severe Weather Safety talks as well as Storm Spotter Training and information to the public.
Additionally, come out and meet John Robison, Steve Divine, Cary Allen and Kelly Plasker, from the KCBD weather crew for a weather-filled day of fun!
This is a *FREE event for the general public and will be located in the Science Spectrum’s main lobby and front lawn.