Learning is fun at the Engineering Bash

  • Courtesy photo Ean James, opto-mechanical engineer at W.M. Keck Observatory, leads a power generation demonstration during the Engineering Bash at Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library.
  • Courtesy photo Ashley Spencer, youth services librarian at Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library in Waimea, helps aspiring engineers test their rockets in a wind tunnel during the Engineering Bash.

Some of the island’s most talented engineers were on hand during the Engineering Bash on Feb. 23 at the Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library in Waimea.

The NASA@My Library event was part of the library’s Engineers Week celebration and presented in collaboration with Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, North Hawaii STEM Alliance, Pohakuloa Training Area and the W.M. Keck Observatory.

More than 200 children and their families explored the amazing world of engineering through indoor and outdoor hands-on experiments, demonstrations and displays.

NASA@My Library is an initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery.

Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library is proud to be one of 75 public libraries (and the only library in Hawaii) chosen to be part of the NASA initiative.

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