Grady Hillhouse Builds Career Day Display

Rolando Ayala

Grady Hillhouse, Water Resources, Austin has once again shown children (and adults) the fun side of science and engineering with an interactive model of dams and reservoirs. He shared a video documenting his process for building the model on his YouTube channel, and it has received more than 19,000 views and almost 50 comments.

In 2013 he demonstrated a bottle rocket launch for students at his wife’s elementary school in Austin, and this year he built a model to show the basic concepts of his work for career day on Friday, March 13.

He says the model took at least two weeks to build in his spare time on weekdays and weekends. “I always loved children’s science museums when I was a kid, with their interactive exhibits and really interesting demonstrations of science and technology,” he said. “I just thought it would be cool to try and make something like that to illustrate to the kiddos some basic concepts of my career. It was a lot of fun!”