As a platinum sponsor of the Summer of Dreams program, Siemens is helping to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education to homeless students in Central Florida.
In partnership with Orlando Science Center, Siemens engineers volunteered to lead an interactive, hands-on Discovery Lab that featured in-depth design challenges based on engineering principles. One of the projects taught participants how to build a load-bearing bridge.
Now in its third year, Summer of Dreams was founded to fill an unmet need for food, shelter and supervision for homeless students when school is not in session. The program provides two meals a day, activities, school supplies, academic and STEM-enrichment, and mentoring — as well as financial counseling for parents, offered by founding sponsor Fifth Third Bank.
Individuals who are 21 years of age or older, who are unable to commit to the minimum volunteer requirement of 6 months for at least 6 hours a month, can now join our Special Events Volunteer Team. Special event volunteers will be notified every time the Orlando Science Center is hosting an event that requires volunteer assistance. Special event volunteers then have the opportunity to sign up to assist with the events that fit into their schedules.
Each member of the Special Events Volunteer Team will earn two complimentary passes for admission to the Orlando Science Center as a thank you for their contribution to the organization. In addition, volunteers who assist with 10 or more events during a 12 month period will also earn a free family membership!
Simply contact Danielle Kapusin, Manager of Volunteers at 407.514.2223 or
to sign up for this extraordinary opportunity. Examples of some of the events the Special Events Team might assist with include, but are not limited to:
Cosmic Golf Tournament (March)
Science of Wine (May)
Track Shack’s Celebration of Running 5K (August)
Neanderthal Ball (November)
$5.00 Days (various times throughout the year)
Science Night Live (various times throughout the year)
Members got "paws-on" for May's Member Monday with Clifford The Big Red Dog and Canine Companions for Independence!
Members and their little ones experienced Orlando Science Center's newest exhibition "Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog" and learned how highly-trained assistance dogs can help children and adults with disabilities.
Mark your calendars for Monday, June 10 from 9 a.m.–10 a.m. for the next Member Monday.