Tech City has Two Broad Goals:
- To promote engineering as a problem-solving process in which real people solve real problems and improve the quality of life for all. While science involves understanding the natural world, engineering deals with the solution of human needs and issues, balancing goals with constraints.
- To encourage youth to consider a career in engineering, especially women and those from underrepresented minority groups, using diverse role models, video and other media, non-competitive exhibit and program activities, and family group interactions. In our opinion, gender and racial balance is a long-term effort that begins with inspirational experiences at an early age.
In addition, Tech City supports implementation of the National Science Education Standards (1996) through educational programs and school-based activities that are aligned with the standards.
The target audience for this traveling exhibition is 8 to 13 year-olds and their families.