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A quest for STEM

Sandia participated in the Quest Science Center’s Science of Engineering event this fall in Livermore. This free outdoor event in Stockmen’s Park attracted more than 1,100 children and adults that enjoyed hands-on activities and learned about catapults, 3D printing and underwater robots. Sandia volunteers engaged guests with multiple activities such as pyramid slingshots and a hydrogen vehicle demonstration.

Image of Creative designer Jami Butler volunteers at Quest Science Center
BUILDING WITH STRAWS — Creative designer Jami Butler had as much fun as the kids building a truss bridge with tape and neon straws. Kids learned about the uses of triangles in engineering. (Photo by Michelle Walker-Wade)
Image of Sandia Technologist Adam Hoffman volunteers at Quest Science Center's event
3-2-1 LAUNCH — Technologist Adam Hoffman built pyramid slingshots to harness the potential energy of stretched rubber bands and the structural strength of combined triangles with a child at the Science of Engineering event. Community Relations specialist Michelle Walker-Wade said, “Our pyramid slingshot was a perfect activity for Quest Science Center engineering day. Kids, teens, adults; we engaged them all.” (Photo by Michelle Walker-Wade)

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