A STEM-based education is critical to enhance the career potential of our children, which will result in a considerable economic impact to the Central Florida area. But the need for STEM education — and the sheer number of opportunities to make a positive impact on students — makes it obvious that Orlando Science Center needs the support of community partners. Fortunately, there are many organizations in our community that recognize the need to further STEM and have committed considerable resources to support the effort.
There are many ways that an organization can partner with us and help advance STEM learning. Some organizations choose to be directly involved in education programs both here at the Science Center and through our outreach in schools. You can find these organizations, and how they support our mission, on the Education Partners page of this site.
Others have become involved in OTRONICON, our premier annual event that showcases simulation and gaming, and demonstrates the importance of STEM in these fields. You can learn about these organizations under Otronicon Partners.
Still, other organizations choose to support the wide range of programs that are directly related to our mission, and you can learn about these organizations by visiting the Mission Partners page.
06 March 2014
Posted in Partnerships
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