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Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference

February 25, 2017 - May 19, 2017


The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library is proud to be one of only eight libraries in the country — and the only Indiana library — to host the Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference traveling exhibit.

The word engineer comes from a Latin word meaning ‘cleverness’. Plenty of clever people have called Kokomo home. Their engineering marvels — the first automobile, pneumatic rubber tire, push-button car radio, all-metal life boats and rafts — truly have made a world of difference in Kokomo and earned us the title of the City of Firsts.

Whether you call it cleverness or engineering, it is essential in today’s world and the future. Kids simply must have science, technology, engineering, and math skills, collectively known as STEM.

Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference will help people understand the nature of 21st Century technology and engineering — both high- and low-tech.

Through interactive displays, the exhibit will illustrate that engineers, through a creative and collaborative design process, arrive at practical solutions to help solve the world’s problems.

The three-month exhibit features a number of hands-on activities to engage people of all ages:

  • Three-person quiz game that allows you to explore the engineering process while addressing misconceptions about what engineers do
  • Hands-on challenge in which you cooperate with others to build an arc
  • Inventors’ Lab station, where users can build a variety of electrical circuits
  • 42″ interactive touch table with an activity called Game Changers that presents the 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering
  • Engage with several inspirational videos showing members of Engineers without Borders (EWB) using their skills to profoundly improve the quality of life for communities in Central America, South America, Africa, and Asia
  • Use a hand-crank generator to produce electrical energy that can be used to power various types of light bulbs and learn which one uses the least energy to operate
  • With the Solar Power station demonstration, learn the basic functioning of solar energy by experimenting with a light source and a large solar panel


February 25, 2017
May 19, 2017


Kokomo-Howard County Public Library
220 N Union St
Kokomo, IN IN 4690 United States
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