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This was the first year in the history of the Dr. Ying Student Science Competition that there was a three-way tie for first place.

Gabrielle A. Gianelli, a junior at Orange County’s Lake Highland Preparatory School; Nimish P. Ramanlal, a junior at Seminole County’s Seminole High School; and Shiv Gaglani, a junior at Brevard County’s West Shore Jr./Sr. High School, all took home $5,000 prizes. This also marked Shiv’s second time as a top winner.

The winning projects included Gabrielle’s mathematical analysis of Mars that could assist NASA with their search for signs of water on the Red Planet; Nimish’s plan to improve high-powered quantum computers so they could better assist in the research and development of nanobots that could help cure a variety of diseases; and Shiv’s experiments to increase the potency of adult stem cells, which could curb the controversy surrounding embryonic stem cell research.

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Mission: Nutrition III at the Orlando Science Center

Learn about healthcare careers and medical simulation, Premiere for new “Careers for Life” Exhibit
Saturday, April 17, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

What: Mission: Nutrition is back for the third year to highlight the important of health and wellness in our everyday lives. This year’s event will continue to emphasize healthcare careers as well as spotlighting advancements in medical technology and patient simulation. Mission: Nutrition III will see the “Rise of the Machines.”

New: The event will also host the premiere of Careers for Life, an interactive exhibit spotlighting growing opportunities in the healthcare field. The exhibit features multiple kiosks with testimonials from actual nurses, therapists, and paramedics. It also uses basic anatomical displays to show the connection between the medical professional and their specialty. The Careers for Life exhibit is funded by a grant from the US Department of Labor, in partnership with Seminole State College and supported by in-kind contributions and assistance from WorkForce Central Florida and the Partners for a Healthy Community.

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Bright House Networks Scores a Hole-In-One for Science!

11:00 a.m. Registration
11:45 a.m. Practice
12:45 p.m. Welcome
1:00 p.m. Shot Gun Start
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Awards Presentation
Foursomes Still Available for April 15 Tournament

(Orlando, FL) - More than 200 golfers are putting for progress during the 27th Annual Cosmic Golf Challenge at Champions Gate Golf Resort on Thursday, April 15. Sponsored by Bright House Networks and Cisco Systems, the event expects to raise more than $100,000 for educational programs at the Orlando Science Center.

Various corporate teams and individual players will come together to swing for science over 18 holes of best ball tournament play on two separate courses. Hole sponsors, buying “mulligans” and raffle prizes will also generate revenue and Don Reid Ford and Mullinax Ford have both donated cars for hole-in-one prizes on each course. Players will enjoy lunch, dinner, an awards ceremony, drawings, contests and prizes.

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Central Florida Families can enjoy the Orlando Science Center for $5/person

Walmart Foundation $5 Day Returns on Sunday, March 14 only - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

ORLANDO, FL - (March 9, 2010) - The next “Walmart Foundation $5 Day” at the Orlando Science Center will be Sunday, March 14. Thanks to the generous support of the Walmart Foundation, all guests to the Science Center on that day will enjoy exhibits, films and live programs for the significantly discounted price of $5. General admission fees are usually $17 for adults and $12 for kids (ages 3-11).

“Walmart Foundation and Walmart Stores continually look for opportunities to give back locally,” said Steven Daniel, Walmart Market Manager for Central Florida. “We have been very pleased with the response of the last two Walmart Foundation $5 Days at the Orlando Science Center. The previous events provided families with a full day of engaging fun at a greatly reduced price. These are the types of community programs we are proud to sponsor for our Central Florida neighbors.”

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Taste Exotic Foods Dipped in Chocolate During “Double Dare You” at The Festival of Chocolate

Saturday & Sunday, March 6 & 7, 2010

WHO: The Festival of Chocolate “double dares you” to experience the wild side of chocolate with tastings of exotic foods dipped in chocolate. Can you handle it?

WHAT: The “Double Dare You” activity at the Festival of Chocolate will feature colorful creations like chocolate-dipped jalapeno peppers, pork rinds, pop rocks and gator jerky. Combine an old favorite with some distinctive new tastes as delicious chocolate embraces spicy, savory and a few downright odd flavors. Don’t miss the chocolate-covered Gummy “zits.”

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Perfect for Your Little Ones

Melanie Turner is one of those people that can brighten up any room she walks into. She is the Early Childhood Interpreter here at the Orlando Science Center who adores her job and the kids she gets to work with. I have the privilege to get to know her a little better and learn about her experiences here at the Science Center.

Melanie started babysitting at the age of 11 where she found a natural love for working with kids. In her college years she volunteered at a preschool where she was able to get her hands on more of an educational aspect. During this time one of her friends told her about a summer camp with the Boy Scouts of America where parents are able to learn and do activities with their family while their young ones are being watched. She jumped on this opportunity and became the Small Fry Director (Preschool Director) at the camp for three years.

Melanie has been with the Orlando Science Center for almost two years now. She loves all of the hands on opportunities she gets to share with the kids. On of her favorite experiences here was Pirates Week. There are many workshops and events like Pirates Week that kids can take part of!

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The Festival of Chocolate Brings Fun Competitions to the Orlando Science Center Judged by a Panel of Local Celebrities, Chefs and Self-Proclaimed Chocoholics

“Best Of” Chocolate Indulgence Competitions on Saturday, March 6, 2010

WHAT: Who’s the best? That’s the question to be answered at the Festival of Chocolate’s “Best of” Chocolate Indulgence competitions.

Central Florida’s only all-inclusive chocolate competition has recruited our region's most masterful chocolatiers to showcase and recognize the best in seven categories of chocolate creations. Categories include brownies, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, confections and truffles.

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