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I Look Like a Civil Engineer Photo Booth

National Building Museum, F Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States



Project Overview
Project Name: I Look Like a Civil Engineer Photo Booth
Location: National Building Museum, F Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States
Official Website: repictureengineering.com

Project Tags: Volunteer


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Project Details
About this project
This I Look Like A Civil Engineering Photo Booth has been done for the past several years at the Discovery Engineering Family Day during Engineers Week. We have kids (typically age 4 to 12) pick a civil engineering project as a backdrop (e.g., a wind farm, bridge, stream restoration, dam, etc). We then take a picture of them in front of the selected backdrop with "their" engineering design plans. They then get a printed photograph that they can take home, and an electronic picture emailed to them. The kids learn a little about civil engineering projects and that they "look" like an engineer.
Who benefits from this project, and how?
It's important to expose kids (and parents) to engineering and have them realize that they belong in engineering. This benefits the kids and society by having more of our best and brightest consider engineering as a career.
What's unique about this project?
Kids get a lasting momentum of their time at Discover Engineering Family Day. When we handed one child their picture, they exclaimed "this is the best day ever." We've also had several parents tell us that their child has their picture from the previous year hanging on their bedroom wall.

Funding & Costs
Funding source: Private




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