A STEM-based education is critical to enhance the career potential of our children, which will result in a considerable economic impact to the Central Florida area. But the need for STEM education — and the sheer number of opportunities to make a positive impact on students — makes it obvious that Orlando Science Center needs the support of community partners. Fortunately, there are many organizations in our community that recognize the need to further STEM and have committed considerable resources to support the effort.
There are many ways that an organization can partner with us and help advance STEM learning. Some organizations choose to be directly involved in education programs both here at the Science Center and through our outreach in schools. You can find these organizations, and how they support our mission, on the Education Partners page of this site.
Others have become involved in OTRONICON, our premier annual event that showcases simulation and gaming, and demonstrates the importance of STEM in these fields. You can learn about these organizations under Otronicon Partners.
Still, other organizations choose to support the wide range of programs that are directly related to our mission, and you can learn about these organizations by visiting the Mission Partners page.
24 April 2015
Posted in Partnerships
Orlando Science Center was joined by almost 20 other Florida-based science centers, museums, corporations and educators in a sprawling STEM Day exhibition at the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, April 21. STEM refers to science, technology, engineering and math education.
Developed by Orlando Science Center, this collaborative event marked the second consecutive year for STEM Day, which the Science Center created to engage with and help legislators better understand the growing impacts of STEM education in terms of workforce and economic growth throughout the state.
Participating organizations were stationed inside and outside the Capitol building with interactive exhibits, simulators, robotics and more. State legislators discovered how museums and science centers bring STEM to life through engaging hands-on experiences while discussing the importance of STEM education as it relates to growing Florida’s technological workforce.
STEM Day partners included Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee; Collegiate Pathways, Inc.; FIRST Robotics; FIRST Robotics Team FRC Number 3502: "The Octo-π-Rates"; Florida Afterschool Network; Florida Hospital; Florida Virtual School; International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research; Meta-Data Life Sciences (Aldebaran Robotics); Museum of Science & History, Jacksonville; Museum of Science & Industry, Tampa; National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Florida State University); PHENIX Design Group, Inc.; River City Science Academy; STEM Sim Ex; Tallahassee Museum; and Valencia College.