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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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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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On Thursday, April 9, Orlando Science Center hosted the annual 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 tech entrepreneur Gregg Pollack.

Orlando Science Center's vision is to be the community partner that fosters creativity and curiosity for STEM, which stimulates the kind of innovation that transforms our economy and enhances lives.

Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez Photography


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Construction crews are hard at work to create a new lobby experience for Orlando Science Center visitors. The box office will move to become the first thing guests see off the pedestrian skybridge. In addition, the Science Store will relocate to where the box office is currently and increase in size. These developments are slated for completion by June of this year.

And if you’ve visited anytime within the past six months, you may have noticed a new floor abutting the Science Center lobby. The next two years will produce a new home to an enhanced and expanded KidsTown exhibit.

Thank you to Orange County Arts & County Affairs for making it possible!

*** UPDATE 4.6.2015 ***

Foundation for the new Science Store takes shape.

*** UPDATE 3.9.2015 ***

Construction begins on the new box office.


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More than 200 golfers took a swing for science on March 26, 2015 during the 32nd Annual Cosmic Golf Challenge at the Walt Disney World Golf Magnolia and Palm Courses. Sponsored by Bright House Networks, the event raised funds for youth education programs at the Science Center. Various corporate teams and individual players came together to putt for progress over 18 holes of best ball tournament play on two separate courses.

Hole sponsors, "mulligans" available for purchase and raffle prizes generated revenue, and professional golfers could step in to swing for a donation. Players enjoyed lunch, dinner, an awards ceremony, drawings, contests and prizes. A special thank you to Bright House Networks, Jaguar Technologies, KableLink Communication, Knight Enterprises, Noble Resources, Oakstone Capital Partners and Structured Broadband Services for their generous and ongoing support of the Orlando Science Center.


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