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:
School Break Camps
Summer Camps & Academy
And much more
These activities enhance classroom experience and provide students with a different way of looking at science, math and technology.
This weekend is the 15th Annual Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition! Every day this week, we'll spotlight one of the five finalists.
Rikhav Shah is a sophomore at Lake Highland Preparatory School. Rikhav has been fortunate enough to conduct research at the NanoScience Technology Center at the University of Central Florida. For the past two years, he has been studying the possibilities of developing a nanoparticle-based probe for detection of heavy metal contaminants in drinking water.
Nanotechnology is the study and application of materials at a molecular level. Rikhav is interested in how a material’s properties can be taken advantage of at that scale to solve problems.