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February 2018

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Grades 9-12 Join us as we work in association with Pantex to bring over 20 local organizations and businesses that educate and inspire women to follow engineering careers. It will be an afternoon to excite and empower girls to get involved in STEM fields through guest panels, hands-on activities with companies and face-to-face interactions. Each student will leave the event with their own hard hat! EVENT DETAILS Event includes guest speaker panels with Q&A. Schools may leave anytime after 1:30…

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March 2018

Weathering the Storm: The Science of Severe Weather

March 9 @ 9:30 am - 1:45 pm

Grades K-5 As part of Texas Severe Weather Awareness Week, join DHDC and our special guests for an interactive learning adventure where students will explore the science of severe weather and learn how to safely weather the storm. EVENT DETAILS Event includes hands-on learning activities, presentations from the National Weather Service Amarillo, KAMR Chief Meteorologist John Harris* and veteran storm chaser Jason Boggs*, a special one-day only showing of Tornado Alley in the Space Theater and a short exhibit hall time.  *Currently scheduled…

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April 2018

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day!

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Grades K-5 Join DHDC, WTAMU and the American Chemical Society as we celebrate our home planet and dive into this year’s theme, Oceans: Dive into Marine Chemistry. Students will explore the chemical aspect of water preservation and keeping our marine life healthy through hands-on learning stations, interactive demonstrations and special guest presentations. EVENT DETAILS Event includes hands-on learning activities, interactive presentations, a Space Theater Show and a short exhibit hall time. Reservation deadline is March 30, 2018, but will close early if event…

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May 2018

DHDC Catapult Challenge 2018

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Grades 5-12 Student teams will test their engineering and design skills and expand their knowledge of math and physics as they create and construct a catapult to compete for eternal glory! Awards will be given for top teams in each age division, along with non-points awards for the Fiercest Fighter (best overall catapult design) and the Innovator’s Award (most creative or original catapult design.) EVENT DETAILS No entry fee for competition. Maximum of 5 students per team. Limit of 10…

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