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On Saturday, March 15, Orlando Science Center held the 2014 Science Challenge! The Science Challenge encourages excellence in science education and provides an intermediate event between the county science fairs and the state science fair.

Participants are the first place winners in the physical science competitions in county Science Fairs in the nine surrounding counties (Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia). These middle and high school students bring their A-game as they strive to win top honors.

Once again, we extend a huge thanks to our presenter, Bright House Networks. Without your continued support, it would not be possible to celebrate this young community of scientists.

Photo Credit: Rachael Moore


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Every year people around the world celebrate the irrational, infinite number that is pi, and the Science Center is no different. On Pi Day, March 14 (3/14), folks here got to learn about the mathematical constant all while enjoying a nice slice of edible pie! Pi, represented by the Greek letter “π”, is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. You know what that means? Next year will be 3/14/15! We'll be sure to bring some extra dessert for the occasion.

Photo Credit: Rachael Moore


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On Thursday, March 13, 2014, Orlando Science Center hosted the 31st annual Cosmic Golf Challenge at the Championsgate Golf Club. Sponsored by Bright House Networks for more than three decades, the event raises funds for the progression of science education. At the event, corporate teams and individual players came together to swing for science over 18 holes of four-person scramble tournament play.

The fun didn’t stop after the tournament, of course. The event also included dinner and a raffle, where lucky guests won rounds of golf for four at any Walt Disney World course, passes to some of the best attractions in Orlando including Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios, as well as a Golf Buddy Voice GPS watch, and much more.

Photo Credit: Gelderland Productions


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31st Annual Cosmic Golf Challenge to Benefit Orlando Science Center

Thursday, March 13, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 11, 2014) — Orlando Science Center is proud to announce its annual Cosmic Golf Challenge at the OMNI Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate on Thursday, March 13. Sponsored by Bright House Networks, the event returns for its 31st year with proceeds supporting Orlando Science Center and its educational programs.

During the Cosmic Golf Challenge, corporate teams and individual players will come together to swing for science over 18 holes of four-person scramble tournament play. Players will enjoy lunch, dinner, an awards ceremony, prize drawings and more. Many sponsor-level opportunities are also available from hole sponsorships to food-and-beverage sponsorships to help raise funds for the event.

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Orlando Science Center participated in the 11th Annual Dark Sky Festival in Harmony, Fla. on February 28 and March 1. The Dark Sky Festival at Harmony invites the community to share their love for astronomy and stress the importance of protecting dark skies.

Science Center staff showcased experiments and demonstrations using liquid nitrogen, heat and light throughout the night. They also brought along the "Digital Planet" device — a miniature version of the Science on a Sphere — and science interpreters performed the "Kaboom" show in front of a live audience earlier on in the evening.

Photo Credit: Michael King


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Whirl a cup of water over your head without getting wet:

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STEM Day at the Florida Capitol was a huge success!

On March 5, 2014, Orlando Science Center and partners including Lockheed Martin, Florida State University's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Museum of Science and Industry (Tampa), STEM Sim Ex, FIRST and Team Orlando converged in Tallahassee to facilitate discussion with state legislators; engage them in active participation of hands-on STEM activities; and promote the value of science centers and strategic partnerships as a tool to inspire and encourage our youth to pursue STEM careers.

Collaboration between science centers, schools and industry are vital to filling the STEM pipeline with a comprehensive approach from cradle to career.

Among the legislators pictured are Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Rep. Jason T. Brodeur, Rep. David Santiago and Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda.

Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez


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