Mini Golf Hole Promoting Engineering Awareness at National Building Museum Featured on TV News
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IEEE-USA's miniature golf hole at the National Building Museum was featured on Washington's FOX 5 Morning News today.
"Hole in 1s and 0s" is designed to take players inside a mobile device such as smartphones and tablet computers. The name calls to mind binary code, the phenomenon that all functions of a computer are governed by ones and zeroes. Players can also scan a QR code to find out more about engineering schools and careers, and how engineers are shaping the future.
IEEE-USA's portion of the video begins at about the 2:45 mark: http://www.myfoxdc.com/video?clipId=7506732&autoStart=true
Designed by GrizForm Design Architects and built by Potomac Construction Services, the hole is part of the Building Museum's 12-hole course. About 4,500 people have played it since it opened on 4 July. The exhibit closes Labor Day. http://www.nbm.org/programs-lectures/summer/play-mini-golf.html.
FOX 5 reporter Holly Morris, who holds a degree in civil and environmental engineering from Duke University, likes IEEE-USA's mobile device-inspired hole.
"We have these amazing devices that we hold but we don't necessarily understand how they work, and so to get to see inside that – life-size – I think is pretty fascinating," Morris said.
For more on "Hole in 1s and 0s," see http://www.ieeeusa.org/golf.
GrizForm Design Architects (http://www.grizform.com) is an award-winning architecture firm which specializes in hospitality projects. They push the boundaries of design, and approach each project without preconceived ideas. GrizForm was founded in 2003 with an understanding of the construction world, a belief in good design and a desire to improve our built environment.
Potomac Construction Services (http://pcs-gc.com/) is a full-service general contracting firm specializing in the restaurant and retail market sector. It combines its passion for customer service and knowledge and experience in the industry to deliver exceptional customer experiences.
The National Building Museum (http://www.nbm.org) is America's leading cultural institution dedicated to advancing the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives. Through its exhibitions, educational programs, online content, and publications, the Museum has become a vital forum for the exchange of ideas and information about the world people build for themselves.
IEEE-USA advances the public good and promotes the careers and public policy interests of 210,000 engineering, computing and technology professionals who are U.S. members of IEEE.