Two day event will showcase the U.S. Navy’s use of science
The Carnegie Science Center will be hosting “Navy Week” events on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7, 2014. The event will showcase the United States Navy work as it relates to science technology, engineering and math (STEM). Features of the two day event will be the chance for visitors to tour interactive exhibits that feature advances in robotics, engineering, science and mathematics.
Here are some of the planned activities
• Navy Explosive Ordnance Team will demonstrate robotic disarming of explosive devices. Also on display will be Navy gear such as dive helmets and bomb suits.
• Office of Naval Research Sea Perch Exhibit will feature videos and demos by naval personnel involving underwater robots. Visitors will have the chance to remote control a vehicle.
• Sailors in 1800’s period costume will demonstrate activities on board the USS Constitution (the navy’s oldest ship still in commission). The demonstration will take place twice daily with times noon and 2:00 p.m. on Friday and 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
• Crew members of the USS Pittsburgh will be on board the USS Requin to discuss how modern nuclear subs differ from the USS Requin.
• The Environmental Stewardship of the US Navy will be on hand to highlight the many ways that the U.S. Navy is practicing good stewardship of the environment.
Navy Week is designed to introduce and increase the public’s awareness to the various aspects of the U.S. Navy in areas where there is less of a naval presence. This year, Pittsburgh is one of six cities that have been chosen. This is the first “Navy Week” done in Pittsburgh since 2006.
The mission of the Office of Naval Research is committed to encouraging young scientists in the various Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields (STEM) by providing programs for K-12 that are designed to create excitement about science and possible careers.
Navy Week events at the Science Center are free with admission. For more information, visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org.
About Carnegie Science Center
Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in science and technology. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh’s premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes and off-site education programs.
About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums dedicated to exploration through art and science: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and the Andy Warhol Museum. Annually, the museums reach more than 1.2 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities and special events.