Discover Tech

Discover Tech:
Engineers Make A World of Difference

July 30-October 7

The library is hosting this interactive exhibit through a grant funded by the National Science Foundation.

Discover Tech is a hands-on exhibit where visitors can see how engineers solve problems—like supplying clean water to villages, generating solar energy, or building an archway—using both high- and low-tech tools.

To complement the exhibit, library programming will focus on science, technology, engineering, and math.
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Discover Tech:
Wall of Innovators

WPL is looking for local people to profile as part of this exciting new exhibit. You don't have to have "engineer" in your job title.

- if you explore any scientific discipline, from plants to protons;
- if you tinker with 3D printers, work on cars, bikes, or engines, or use technology to make art;
- if you build things, whether it's cars or bridges or computer software;
- if you design buildings, parks, or systems;
- if you use science to brew beer, make cheese, keep bees or anything else! 

Anyone who uses science, technology, engineering and math as a career or hobby is invited to fill out this form. These one page profiles will be used in the exhibit to help everyone connect what they learn at the library to real careers and lifelong hobbies.

Explore the Discover Tech Exhibit

Bring a group! A school class or any other group is welcome to schedule a tour of the exhibition. Please contact the library for more information.


Children and Families

These take home activities for families will be available starting August 1.


Nano Technology
Thursday, October 6 at 5:30 pm
Dr. Gergel-Hackett discuss her research on the memristor, the proposed fourth missing circuit element. This could lead to breakthroughs in an entirely new paradigm of computing that uses less energy and is more efficient. 


Discover Tech is organized by the Space Science Institute's National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) in partnership with the American Library Association, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the Afterschool Alliance. The exhibition is made possible through support from the National Science Foundation. 
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