BENTONVILLE, Ark. (September 16, 2019) — The Scott Family Amazeum hosts its sixth annual Tinkerfest on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (9 am for Amazeum members). This one-day event brings together tinkerers, makers, artists, DIYers and creatives from diverse backgrounds to share hands-on experiences for the entire family that celebrates the curious, creative and innovative spirit in everyone. Admission is $9.50 for adults and children ages two and older. Tinkerfest is free for Amazeum members.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (July 8, 2019) —The Scott Family Amazeum invites families to join them in celebrating its 4th Birthday on Monday, July 15 from 10 am to 5 pm. Amazeum members can access the museum starting at 9 am.
Summer brings fresh faces to the Scott Family Amazeum when we welcome high school and college students who join our team to gain experience. Cami Hedstrom, a junior majoring in Middle-Level Education at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, is spending the summer as a Camp Intern through the Tyson Summer Community Internship Program thanks to a grant from Tyson Foods and the United Way of Northwest Arkansas. Throughout her internship, Cami will be sharing her story.
Amazeum joins New York Hall of Science and San Jose Tech Museum in Research Project to Engage and Retain Girls in STEAMOne of the greatest challenges in engineering has less to do with technology, physics, or design and more to do with psychology. Educators, researchers, and businesses are all working to increase the number of girls and young women studying engineering. The desire to, in effect, rebrand engineering to appeal to female students led to a collaboration between the New York Hall of Science (NYSci), The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California (Tech), and the Scott Family Amazeum to research innovative methods to engage girls seven to 14 in engineering. Increasing the number of girls in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) is a relevant topic as the need for a diverse, highly skilled labor force continues to grow.