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Engineers Of Tomorrow Participate in Fluor Idaho Engineering Day

March 13, 2018

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Fluor Idaho employee Chris Graham holds Ethan Herrera steady as he rides the "calcine crawler," a robotic device designed to sweep material out of a calcine tank.
Fluor Idaho employee Chris Graham holds Ethan Herrera steady as he rides the "calcine crawler," a robotic device designed to sweep material out of a calcine tank.
Fluor Idaho employee Jessica Anderson and her daughter Ellie working together to build a mechanical dinosaur arm.
Fluor Idaho employee Jessica Anderson and her daughter Ellie working together to build a mechanical dinosaur arm.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – It was engineered chaos at the Museum of Idaho for Fluor Idaho Engineering Day. 

   More than 500 children and attentive parents participated in the second annual event, designed for students to learn more about science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on experiences. While kids and parents may not have had advanced calculus or quantum physics on their minds, it was evident that everyone found interest in the STEM concepts presented at the museum.

   Sponsored by Fluor Idaho, Engineering Day exposed students to STEM concepts related to the clean up mission at the DOE-Idaho Site. Fluor Idaho’s Engineering Group set-up six activities and three exhibits for kids to learn more about simple machines, robotics, and applied engineering.

   “This second Engineering Day built on the success of last year and was an outstanding opportunity to help students become more aware, and appreciative of STEM education,” said Museum of Idaho Director of Education Chloe Doucette. “We’re so fortunate to have companies, such as Fluor Idaho, willing to share the expertise of their employees with the students, and parents, of our community.”

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