Carnegie Mellon University
June 14, 2013

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering Hosts Program To Educate Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Brownies About Engineering Careers

Contact: Chriss Swaney / 412-268-5776 /
Event: More than 70 Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Brownies from Point Breeze, Springdale, Shadyside and Castle Shannon will get hands-on experience in identifying poisonous plants, creating historic structures with Legos and a cache of other engineering projects at the third annual Scouting for Engineers program. The program, sponsored by Carnegie Mellon's Engineering College, is designed to educate scouts about engineering.

The scouts will participate in a timed "Lego Battle" to see which team can build and assemble some of the world's most historic structures including: The White House; Germany's famed Brandenburg Gate; France's Villa Savoye; and New York's art deco Rockefeller Center. They also will participate in other engineering demos, from how to spell out words with magnets like a computer to learning how chemical engineers design toys, food and household products using the chemistry of big molecules.

The Allegheny County Department of Health mascot, the Brownie Burger, and CMU's Scottie Dog mascot will join the scouts to kick off the day's activities.

When: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, June 17.

Where: Tung Au Lab, Baker Hall, across from Schenley Park off Frew Street, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.