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On Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, Orlando Science Center hosted 26 elementary school teachers from Orange, Lake and Seminole counties as well as two engineers for Engineering is Elementary training sponsored by Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division. Training was centered around the EiE unit "A Stick in the Mud: Evaluating a Landscape."

Teachers engaged in hands-on, interactive STEM-based engineering design challenges. This particular unit highlights the field of geotechnical engineering and the challenge of designing a bridge along a river. Activities included core sampling, structural testing and the effects of erosion and compaction.

EiE was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston and aims to increase students' interest in and confidence about engineering. EiE's 20 units present fun, engaging engineering challenges that allow students to apply science knowledge.


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Yes, you read the title correctly. Just let that sink in for a moment.

This is not simply a machine controlled by a dog creating cute chaos. Dog Powered Robot is a theatrical performance where the star happens to be a dog sitting in the chest of a blue robot, acting as its power source. The show combines cardboard-constructed suits and larger-than-life characters and props, all from what would be the perspective of a child’s imagination. The show has successfully been presented at the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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Some people are lucky enough to experience all four levels of Orlando Science Center. If you’re Maker Doug Rhodehamel, you’re lucky enough to have your art displayed on all four levels.

Our resident artist began working at the Science Center as a contractor in 2008, and has been gracing the building with his artwork since 2010. Each of Doug’s works incorporates his passion for nature and talent for recycled mediums.

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There is one universal truth about 3D printing and that is: IT-IS-COOL.

The team of Makers behind the newest 3D printing technology, DeltaMaker, have taken this truth to all a whole new level and you can see it at Orlando Mini Maker Faire.

This Kickstarter-funded project is the brainchild of four individuals, each with their own unique engineering background. It is with the thoughtful skill of a mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, software engineer and aerospace engineer that this elegant personal printer came to be. All together, this team has experience in engineering, product design and development, consulting, business management, and entrepreneurship. They also have extensive experience professionally in their fields working for such companies as Lockheed Martin, IBM, Raytheon and FLIR Systems.

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On Saturday, Sept. 28, adults packed the Science Center for the second-ever Science Night Live!

Guests were treated to a presentation by UCF’s Dr. Pete Sinelli about “The Archeology of Sex”; “Penguins 3D” in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience; stargazing in the Crosby Observatory; fun in the newest exhibit “Sesame Street Presents: The Body”; and more!

Check out the photos and mark your calendars for the next Science Night Live on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014!


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The wait is finally over. Guilt-free treats, here we come!

Human-Powered Snow Cones are the brainchild of dreamer and inventor Joe Donoughe. This Maker has put his attraction in the hands (and feet) of those who use it. Using his homemade Ice Age snow cone wheel, Joe has enabled any individual the ability to be the “Maker” of their own masterpiece!

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Live from Orlando, It’s Science Night Live!

Archeology of Sex Presentation, “Penguins 3D” and Star Gazing Highlight Adults-Only Evening at Orlando Science Center
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013; 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2013) — Come see how grown-ups do the Science Center! Orlando Science Center is reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. with grown-up-inspired programming. Guests can enjoy a presentation about the archeology of sex with University of Central Florida’s Dr. Pete Sinelli; experience “Penguins 3D” in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience; view stars and planets through the giant refractor telescope in the Crosby Observatory (weather permitting); conduct lab experiments in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory; delight in food and adult beverages available for purchase; and engage in science trivia to win prizes.

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