Nevada’s state engineers to cut ribbon at Carson City Library

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From the Carson City Library on April 14 at 6 p.m. a group of six engineers are slated to cut the grand opening ribbon on a traveling exhibit supported by the National Science Foundation, titled Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference.

Nevada State Engineer Mr. Jason King, P.E. as well as five previous Nevada State Engineers who served in the top post starting from 1967 through 2010 will join King to celebrate arrival of the engineering-focused interactive exhibit.

These include Tracy Taylor, P.E.; Hugh Ricci, P.E.; Mike Turnipseed, P.E.; Pete Morros, P.E. and Roland Westergard, P.E. Grand opening activities include exploration of the hands-on stations and opportunity to informally visit with the special guests to learn how engineering has made a difference in Nevada. The exhibit is open thru May 24 during regular library hours.

“This is a fascinating exhibit with hands-on activities for everyone. We hope the whole community will be able to see the exhibit, participate in the programs the library has planned, and recognize the important role of engineers everywhere,” said Carson City Library Director Sena Loyd. “It is an incredible honor that Nevada’s State Engineers are passionate about their profession and are willing to participate in the grand opening and share why it matters, especially with the youth.”

This new traveling exhibition for libraries introduces the role engineers play in our lives. The primary message of the exhibition is that engineers are real people who, through a creative and collaborative design process, arrive at practical solutions to help solve society’s problems in the U.S. and throughout the world. Hands-on and multimedia components allow visitors to interact with exhibit content in a dynamic way, encouraging new perspectives on engineers and engineering.

Discover Tech, scheduled to visit nine public libraries throughout the U.S., is a part of the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net). This national program is led by the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning. Exhibit partners include the Lunar and Planetary Institute, the National Girls Collaborative Project, and the American Library Association.

The Carson City Library’s strategic plan, Level UP (!), A strategic plan for learning 2014_2019 emphasizes the library’s role as a partner in providing quality out-of-school time programs and learning opportunities. Meaningfully linked learning opportunities between the formal classroom, home and third places of learning (like the public library) leads to a skilled and qualified local workforce who can compete for higher paying jobs.

“Enriching and interactive opportunities like what will be available at the Carson City Library over the next number of weeks with Discover Tech, Engineers Make a World of Difference will make a world of difference to the community. Exhibits like these are special. You can never be sure what it is that triggers the imagination of a young person that will send them on a learning journey that leads to a promising career and brings back solutions to big problems,” said Carson City Superintendent Richard Stokes. “I can’t wait to check it out and I hope our teachers take advantage of the opportunity to encourage their students and families do the same.”

“The Physics of NASCAR”

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DiandraDiandra Leslie-Pelecky will present a book talk on “The Physics of NASCAR” on Tuesday, April 15th, at 6 pm in the Bob Boldrick Theatre, 851 E. William St (Carson City Community Center). A reception and book-signing will take place following her presentation. Copies of her book will be available while supplies last.

Admit It.

You’ve sat in front of the television, or at the track, and wondered why in the world your driver can’t make his way to the front of the pack.

Here’s your answer. The Physics of NASCAR® takes you from behind-the-scenes at top race shops to 190 mph hour on the race track to answer the question every NASCAR fan has asked at one time or another: Why isn’t my favorite driver winning?

From building cars to everything that has to happen in the garage before the driver even shows up, this book will give you an inside look at the science that make cars that win. If you’ve ever wondered why tracks are banked, why racecars don’t have mufflers, how ‘bump drafting’ works, or what in the world ‘Let’s go up a pound on the right rear and add half a round of wedge’ means, this is a book you will not want to miss. You’ll learn how recent developments such as the switch to unleaded gasoline and the Car of Tomorrow are changing racing, and whether “soft walls” are really soft. In addition to a better understanding of the technical side of NASCAR, you’ll also have the opportunity to meet the people whose passion for science and racing is evident every time cars get on a race track.

Welcome to Discover Tech!

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ENGINEERS MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

This new traveling exhibition for libraries introduces the role engineers play in our lives.  The primary message of the exhibition is that engineers are real people who, through a creative and collaborative design process, arrive at practical solutions to help solve society’s problems in the U.S. and throughout the world.  Hands-on and multimedia components allow visitors to interact with exhibit content in a dynamic way, encouraging new perspectives on engineers and engineering.

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“This is a fascinating exhibit with hands-on activities for everyone.  We hope the whole community will be able to see the exhibit, participate in the programs the library has planned, and recognize the important role of engineers everywhere,” said Carson City Library Director Sena Loyd.

“Exhibits like these are special.  You can never be sure what it is that triggers the imagination of a young person that will send them on a learning journey that leads to a promising career and brings back solutions to big problems.” Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes

Solar Car (Hideki Kimura)

Solar Car by Hideki Kimura

Discover Tech, scheduled to visit nine public libraries throughout the U.S., is a part of the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net). This national program is led by the Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning (http://www.nc4il.org). Exhibit partners include the Lunar and Planetary Institute, the National Girls Collaborative Project, and the American Library Association.

The Carson City Library’s strategic plan, Level UP (!), A strategic plan for learning 2014_2019 emphasizes the library’s role as a partner in providing quality out-of-school time programs and learning opportunities. Meaningfully linked learning opportunities between the formal classroom, home and third places of learning (like the public library) leads to a skilled and qualified local workforce who can compete for higher paying jobs.

For more information or questions please contact:

Field Trips
775-887-2244 x1006
mjgalli@clan.lib.nv.us

Youth Services
Matthew Galli
775-887-2244 x1012
mjgalli@clan.lib.nv.us

Media Contact
Tammy Westergard
775-887-2244 x1007
twestergard@carson.org

Information About the Exhibit
Sena Loyd
775-887-2244 x1018
sloyd@carson.org
sloyd@clan.lib.nv.us