Family friendly Manufacturing Day returns to NMIH as local industries showcase S.T.E.M. careers in manufacturing

Youth and adults alike are in for an inspirational day this Saturday at the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, PA.  The museum is partnering with the Manufacturers Resource Center (mrcpa.org) to promote careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to a new generation with the center’s ‘Dream Team’.  The team is a group of young employees with successful S.T.E.M. careers at advanced manufacturing Pennsylvania companies. The presenters include Carolina O’Connor, a Production Supervisor and Engineer at Mack Trucks, Sean Chung, a Mechanical Designer for Air Products, and Tyler Heft, a Technical Assistant at Lutron.

Throughout the day kids and their families can participate in craft challenges and earn the NMIH ‘Manufacturing Award,’ as well as see Dream Big: Engineering Our World, a documentary narrated by Jeff Bridges that aims to transform how we think about engineering.  From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars, and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrated the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels to create better lives for people around the world.

Admission to this action-packed day of family fun is included in regular museum admission.  Activities take place all day, from 10am to 5pm.  For more information please visit http://nmih.org/event/manufacturing-day-2019/.

About NMIH
A Smithsonian Institution-affiliate, the National Museum of Industrial History is dedicated to preserving America’s rich industrial heritage. Housed in an 18,000-square-foot, 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility on the largest private brownfield in America, the Museum is home to exciting exhibits, engaging programs and amazing history.  Learn more at nmih.org.

Media Contact:
Glenn Koehler
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
National Museum of Industrial History
gkoehler@nmih.org
610.573.3579 (cell)

 

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