Engineering Day

Engineering Day at Peoria Riverfront Museum

Every year in February, participants come through the Riverfront Museum in downtown Peoria to participate in the celebration of Engineering Day!  It is a free event filled with amazing displays, events, and experiments.  SWE presents many different activities including art-bots, the study of friction, make your own helicopters, model truck assembly, as well as the demonstration of a working 3D printer. 

Engineering Day 2023

This year, Engineering Day was held at both the Peoria Riverfront Museum & Caterpillar Visitors Center on Sunday, February 19th. 

SWE-CI displayed a plethora of STEM activities: pH levels, magnetic slime, spirograph, light table, flashlight and button/keychain making. Thanks to our SWE-Central IL and Bradley University SWE Collegiate Section volunteers, each station ran efficiently—for hours. 

In addition to those activities, some of our SWE-CI ladies reviewed resumes in the Caterpillar Visitors Center, during the event. SWE-CI Outreach was made possible, thanks to the sponsorship & funding from Caterpillar. 

With approximately 2,000 attendees (compared to ~1600 last year), we helped inspire future engineers, scientists, and kids of all ages!

Engineering Week Fun Activities

Shrinky Dinks

Use leftover plastic at home to make Shrinky dinks!

Projectile Motion

Explore the physics of projectile motion with the FIRST Tech Challenge Trailblazers and their robot Little Johnny