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STEM on the Big Screen

A reel-to-reel celebration of engineering at the Colonial

Published online: Feb 14, 2018 Articles, East Idaho Business, Education And Arts
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For a town that relies so heavily on the science mindset, Idaho Falls makes a great venue for any film that advances the value and purpose of engineering.

The traveling film, Dream Big: Engineering Our World, is set to play at the Colonial Theater next Thursday and Saturday with the aim of elevating students’ understanding of engineering and its important role in STEM education.

A trio of screenings – all free – will be held along with presentations from local engineers. In addition to the activities at the Colonial, the Museum of Idaho will host an Engineering Day.

From the City of Idaho Falls press release:

“From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, and sustainable cities.  Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels, big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.”

Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper saw the movie earlier this year and was left “captivated and inspired” by its message. “Since then, I’ve been determined to bring the movie to Idaho Falls with the hope that it will also inspire youth and families in our community,” she said.

More details from the City:
GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT
(Recommended for ages 12 and up. Not limited to women.)
Thursday, February 22, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Colonial Theater, 450 “A” Street
Featuring local female engineers who will tell their inspiring stories, followed by a screening of Dream Big: Engineering Our World.

MATINEE EVENT
(Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up.)
Saturday, February 24, 2018
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Colonial Theater, 450 “A” Street
The movie will start at 10:30 AM with demonstrations by local engineers following the movie until 3:00 PM.

ENGINEERING DAY
(Recommended for families with children ages 6 and up.)
Saturday, February 24, 2018
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Museum of Idaho, 200 N. Eastern Avenue
Enjoy hands-on engineering activities designed for ages 6-12, but appropriate for those younger or older. Students who participate in Engineering Day receive free admission to the museum when accompanied by a paying adult. This event is sponsored by Fluor Idaho.

EVENING EVENT
(Recommended for families with children ages 10 and up.)
Saturday, February 24, 2018
5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Colonial Theater, 450 “A” Street
The movie will begin at 5:00 PM with demonstrations by local engineers following the movie until 9:30 PM.

All activities are free, made possible by generous sponsors, including the City of Idaho Falls, Idaho Falls School District 91, The American Society of Civil Engineers (Snake River Branch), Idaho National Laboratory, Fluor, Battelle Energy Alliance, CAES (Center for Advanced Energy Studies), Idaho Falls Power, Museum of Idaho and Connect Engineering of Idaho Falls.

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