Science in the Summer

The GSK Science in the SummerBe an Engineer program will be offered virtually this summer. Through online videos and at-home experiments, children take on the roles of different engineers to solve real-world problems. Children then join virtual research team meetings with Franklin Institute scientists and educators to share their results. Be an Engineer is designed for children ages 7-13, and we invite your whole family to explore together at home!

Families may enter an online lottery from  May 3 – May 21, 2021 to receive a free kit of science materials to be picked up at UMFPL.

Click HERE for virtual program details.

Important Dates

May 3, 12:00 pm: Lottery for science kits opens.
May 21, 5:00 pm: Lottery for science kits closes.
May 31 – June 4: Families notified about outcome of lottery.
June 14 – July 2: Selected families pick up kits at participating libraries. If you are not selected, all program resources are available online, so you can still assemble your own kit and have fun being an engineer at home!  
June 14 – July 11: Families do at-home Be an Engineer activities using the activity guides, videos, and materials!
July 12 – August 6: Participate in one or more live virtual team meetings with Franklin Institute scientists and educators. Visit each engineer’s page for dates and times of team meetings and to sign up!