Most people look at the Science Center as a fun and educational place to go on a Saturday afternoon...

What they might not realize is that we’re also trusted partners to the school systems of the areas we serve. Our educational programs supplement traditional classroom learning with a valuable informal education and serve to build on the foundation of knowledge kids gain in school. Most importantly, they further the mission of increasing competency in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) competency.

 

Our educational programs include:
  • Field Trips
  • Off-Site Programs
  • School Break Camps
  • Summer Camps & Academy
  • Science Competitions
  • Homeschool Programs
  • Scout Programs
  • And much more

 

These activities enhance classroom experience and provide students with a different way of looking at science, math and technology.

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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The Science Challenge, which is being held on March 13, 2010, is a large Science Competition held between Middle and High School students from Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia counties. The fair is an intermediate event held between the County Science Fairs and the State Science Fair. Participants previously won 1st place in the physical science competition held in their respective county’s Science Fair. There will be 121 students competing, presenting 105 total projects (56 from the Junior Division, 49 from the Senior Division). Brevard county leads with 50 students participating, the most out of any other county. Below is the breakdown of participants from each county:

·    Brevard County – 50 participants
·    Seminole County – 21 participants
·    Volusia County – 12 participants
·    Orange County – 9 participants
·    Lake County – 9 participants
·    Marion County – 8 participants
·    Osceola County – 6 participants
·    Sumter County – 6 participants

We here at the Science Center would like to praise and congratulate all participants and soon-to-be winners of the 2010 Science Challenge! All your hard work that is represented here will pave the way for the future of science and technology. Be proud of your great accomplishment!
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