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Your generosity enables the Orlando Science Center to educate and inspire. We bring families together in an environment that encourages learning. The Orlando Science Center is the highest attended cultural venue in the region averaging 300,000 guests per year. Over 70,000 students annually experience on and off-site STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) based educational initiatives. The Science Center is a proven educational community resource that provides hands on interactive learning experiences.
Admissions and memberships provide about 65 cents of every dollar needed;
Government appropriations provide about 16 cents of every dollar needed:
- To provide access to the Orlando Science Center at a reasonable admission price.
- To ensure all families have access to the Science Center regardless of ability to pay.
- To bring and maintain state of the art exhibits at the Science Center.
The rest is up to the generosity of supporters, like you!
Please make a gift to the Orlando Science Center today. There are a variety of ways that you can be part of the mission to inspire science learning for life.
04 April 2014
Posted in Support Our Mission
On Thursday, April 3rd, Orlando Science Center hosted the Inspire Science Breakfast. The event is an opportunity to celebrate the Science Center's role as a vital community resource that ignites the spark for tomorrow's leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The event included several notable speakers, including Shiv Gaglani and Dr. Sandy Shugart.
Shiv Gaglani, an MD/MBA candidate at the John Hopkins School of Medicine and Harvard Business School, is passionate about medical and educational innovation, having co-founded two accelerator-backed startups; one in education called Osmosis, and the other in medicine called Smartphone Physical. Gaglani is also a three-time winner of the Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition here at Orlando Science Center!
Dr. Sandy Shugart, president of Valencia Community College since January, 2000, also spoke at Inspire Science Breakfast. For more than a decade, Dr. Shugart has led the college in a process of deep change designed to put student learning first and achieve quantum improvements in completion. He is also the winner of the 2011 inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence; an award that named Valencia College the nation's top community college.
Orlando Science Center's vision is to be the community partner that fosters creativity and curiosity for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM); which stimulates the kind of innovation that transforms our economy and enhances lives. It is your continued support that allows us to make that vision a reality. Check out photos of this year's Inspire Science Breakfast below, and be sure to mark your calendar for next year!