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Anjeli fell in love with science in sixth grade when she took biology for the first time. This year, Anjeli has had the opportunity to conduct research at the University of Florida's Mid-Florida Research & Education Center. She’s created a natural pesticide that repels whiteflies, a pest that affects 90 percent of the acreage of tomato plants. She received an invitation to attend ISWEEEP at the Dr. Nelson Ying Orange County Science Exposition. In addition to research, Anjeli also enjoys reading, playing volleyball and traveling.

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Cathleen was inspired to pursue her passion for scientific research after reaching the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair as a freshman in 2013. She placed second in the state with her 2015 project, “Statistical Analysis of the Effects of Temperature on Incubation Lengths of Caretta caretta.” The high school junior will attend the International Sustainable World Energy Engineering Environment Project Olympiad, the world’s largest international science fair, this May. She plans to continue following her love for math and science with the ultimate goal of becoming a pediatrician.

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Alexandra is competing in her second Dr. Ying Science Competition as only a sophomore. Alexandra’s project, now in its fourth year, focuses on algae biofuel and demonstrates her commitment to sustainability. Alexandra has been fortunate to receive many awards for her science fair projects, including best of show in her region at the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair. She also placed at the International Science Fair last year in Los Angeles. Because of her love of science, she volunteers at elementary schools as a mentor to inspire younger children to participate in science activities.

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Peter won his first science fair when he was in the fifth grade. He has placed as high as fourth in the state science fair the past two years and has competed at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, which is the world's largest pre-college science competition. Peter’s project seeks an ecological and economic method to establishing a sustainable prawn population. He also plays for his school’s varsity golf and soccer teams.

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Saturday, May 2 & May 30, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

You’re invited to Orlando Science Center’s Summer Camp Open House. Get all the latest information on one of Orlando’s oldest and best summer camp programs, including:

  • Details on all the camps available this summer, including our newest offerings
  • Meet the camp’s staff and volunteers
  • Opportunity to register for the camps of your choice

We’ll see you there!


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Student entrepreneurs presented their business plans before a panel of local investors to obtain funding for their enterprises at the Young Entrepreneur Academy Investor Panel on Wednesday, April 15 at Orlando Science Center.

Fifteen middle and high school students had six minutes to pitch their concepts. Based on the appeal and merit of the students’ plans and presentations, representatives from companies like Bright House Networks, EA SPORTS and Engineering and Computer Simulations determined the amount of funds to allocate to each.

The participating investors also selected Bridget Sullivan of Americamo to advance to the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Saunders Scholars National College Scholarship competition, where she will compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars in college scholarships, a fast-track application pass to apply for ABC’s "Shark Tank," and an all-expenses paid trip to attend America’s Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C. courtesy of the United States Chamber of Commerce.

Photo Credit: RF Photography


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Orlando Science Center teams up with museums, science centers, educators and corporations from around the state at STEM Day in Tallahassee on Tuesday, April 21. The goal is to engage legislators about the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.

Participants will be stationed inside and outside the Capitol building with experiments, simulators, robots and more! Throughout the day, state legislators will take part in hands-on activities while learning how STEM education grows Florida’s technological workforce.

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