Robo Climb 2017 and the Family Science Fest - Saturday, August 26, 2017

Included with paid admission to the Museum of Flight

The Space Elevator Conference presents the seventh annual Family Science Fest on Saturday, August 26. This family-friendly event has something for everyone and you’ll have the entire museum to explore, top to bottom. Local companies, educational and service organizations and schools will offer hands-on activities, displays and demonstrations with the focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Roam the museum’s Side Gallery and watch teams compete in Robo Climb, a special robotics competition; learn about the Space Elevator and its importance to mankind at Space Elevator 101 and 201 presentations. Explore exhibits in the museum's Great Gallery.  This event is included in the Museum of Flight admission price.

Space Elevator Family Science Fest

Location:  Museum of Flight, Side Gallery and Great Gallery
Date:  Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time:  10 am to 5 pm  
Cost:  Included with Museum of Flight admission.  There is no registration required for these activities and presentations.  However, teams competing in the robotics challenge must register for the competition.  See the rules for details.

Planned activities include:

  • Robo Climb - a competition for middle- and high-school level robotics teams to design, build, and program an autonomous, tether-climbing robot. Prizes will be awarded to the top-performing teams and for innovative robot design.
  • Space Elevator 101 and 201 presentations
    • 12:00 PM – 12:40 PM SE 101 -  "An Introduction to the Space Elevator" presented by Mark Dodrill of ISEC
    • 12:40 PM – 1:00 PM SE 101 Q&A
    • 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM SE 201 - "Space Elevator Design Challenges and Usage Scenarios" presented by Michael Fitzgerald of ISEC
    • 1:40 PM – 2:00 PM SE 201 Q&A
  • More activities being planned, check back for details