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Support Engineers Week with the Fluor Engineering Challenge!

  Fluor Engineering Challenge


Grab a few balloons, CDs, straws, and other everyday materials from the "challenge list" and get ready for an exciting hands-on engineering activity this Engineers Week, February 22-28, 2015. 

To take the Fluor Engineering Challenge, build a balloon-powered car, put it to the test, and submit your score and a photo of your awesome balloon-powered vehicle. Every student (or team) who takes the challenge will be entered in a random drawing for $1,500 USD for a school or after-school program, courtesy of Fluor. Submissions will be accepted between February 22 and March 15. Click here for complete guidelines and submissions requirements.

Designing a successful balloon-powered vehicle will take a combination of creativity, engineering, and careful attention to the required materials and challenge objective. How high will your vehicle score? 

Fluor is a proud sponsor of Science Buddies and a long-time supporter of Engineers Week. 


Nanotechnology activity. Sugar Laser Kit


Helpful Resources, Reading, and Inspiration for Engineers Week


Motorola Solutions Foundation, Northrop Grumman Foundation, and Fluor

are supporters of Engineers Week and proud sponsors of Science Buddies.


Science Connections



Participants at a museum sleepover event in Utah packed a toothbrush for the night, but may have come home with an extra--a toothbrush robot they built and decorated themselves



The Super Bowl is over, but you can still kick around football-themed sports science concepts with your student sports fans. 






DiscoverE Educator Awards--for Teachers in Grades 6-12 


Apply now for the 2015 DiscoverE Educator Awards, or nominate an educator. The awards shine a spotlight on educators around the world who are inspiring tomorrow's generation of innovative engineers in 6th to 12th grade classrooms. Three winners will receive a trip to Washington, D.C., a $2,000 cash prize, and more. The deadline to enter or nominate someone is March 16, 2015. To learn more, visit:





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