Orlando Science Center Students Become Pilots with Lockheed Martin Technology

Lockheed Martin Donates High-Tech Simulation Software Fostering STEM Education in Orlando

Lockheed Martin donated Prepar3D licenses valued at more than $32,000 to the Orlando Science Center kicking off the annual Otronicon expo furthering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the Central Florida community.

 

Prepar3D is Lockheed Martin’s visual simulation platform allowing users to create training scenarios across aviation, maritime and ground domains. Prepar3D engages users in immersive training through realistic environments ideal for commercial, academic, professional, and military instruction. The software is used to train pilots on platforms from general civilian prop planes to fifth-generation fighter jets. 

 

“As we engage and inspire the next generation of STEM professionals, we are looking for innovative ways to teach mathematics and engineering,” said JoAnn Newman, President, and CEO of Orlando Science Center. “Our partnership with Lockheed Martin allows us to present real-world applications of these concepts via a compelling immersive experience that creates an ideal environment for STEM learning.”

 

Strong partnerships with educational institutions like the Orlando Science Center ensure the next generation will advance these technologies well into the future and fuel thousands of jobs in Orlando for years to come.

 

“Investing in our future STEM pipeline is critical to sustaining our business,” said Lockheed Martin Prepar3D Engineering Project Manager Adam Breed. “Donations like this one support our continued mission to make the city of Orlando a high-tech and innovative place to live and work.”

 

Visit Lockheed Martin at Otronicon January 18-21, 2019. Purchase tickets to Otronicon here. 

Serious Games Finalists To Showcase Their Winning Games At Otronicon

What are Serious Games?

Serious Games have a purpose that goes beyond entertainment.  They may be educational or learning games, games to inform research, games for health, and persuasive or marketing games. From training medics on different procedures to teaching someone how to vote - serious games are completely different from something like Super Smash Bros...

 

The Serious Games Showcase & Challenge (SGS&C) is the premier venue for recognition of excellence in the field of Serious Games development. Since 2006, SGS&C has helped foster creativity and innovation in serious games.  Contestants are invited to submit their games during the submission period (opening mid-September) to compete for a variety of awards.

 

After the submission period closes, the SGS&C planning committee reviews the entries and identifies the finalists who are then invited to showcase their games at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in December.  These finalist games are reviewed by an esteemed panel of evaluators to determine the winners of each category.  Middle and high school students from various school systems play and evaluate age-appropriate games to determine the winners of the Students’ Choice award.

 

According to the Serious Games Website, a qualifying SGS&C game must have: 

  • Have clearly defined, measurable learning objectives
  • Provide players with a clearly identified challenge/problem
  • Make use of gameplay dynamics and/or gaming technology 
  • Provide players with positive/negative feedback with respect to progress toward the game’s challenge and achievement of learning objectives.

 

Check Out The Eight Finalists from The Serious Games Showcase You Can See At Otronicon 2019!

  1.  Glidin2 by Soar Technology Inc. – Glidin2 teaches basic maneuvering techniques for operation of a paraglider. The hand controls on the system closely match those used on many Navy parachute configurations, allowing for the transfer of skill if necessary.
  2. Tablecraft By UCF Florida Interactive Academy/Not Suspicious – Tablecraft greatly increases player familiarity with the elements, acronyms, atomic masses, and groups on the Periodic Table of Elements. In addition, it helps players to conceptualize the objects in their day-to-day life as being made of elements, and of certain elements having properties that are relevant to how that object looks, feels, or behaves.
  3. Code of Aegis – by University of Houston and Tietronix Software – This STEM engagement game focuses on teaching computer science aptitude, critical thinking, and programming skills. By merging a graphic novel with an interactive game, students/players are scaffolded through the instruction and introduced to programming concepts and robotics programming knowledge.
  4. A Mirror’s Tale by University of Geneva – The principles of light travel, reflection, and refraction, are taught through gameplay. After this game, the learner should be able to measure angles (of incidence, reflection, and refraction) and to use the refraction law for simple calculations.
  5. Spark City by Gronstedt Group and Walmart –  "Spark City" challenges Walmart associates to manage various departments where they make inventory, staffing, and customer service decisions, packing months of business processes into hours of gameplay.
  6. Incident Commander 2 by Breakaway Games  Incident Commander 2 is intended to serve as a game-based exercise tool for crisis responders who are familiar with the Incident Command System but want to make the tactical command decisions (operations).
  7. Voters ED by Second Avenue Learning – With Voter’s Ed, students learn about the election process, explore historical results, follow candidates’ bids for the nomination, analyze polls, and make their own predictions for the coming election.
  8. Fireworks, The Entrepreneurship Game by E.I Games – Entrepreneurial skill are taught through this game. Players are exposed to and learn specific business concepts and practices unique to the development of an entrepreneurial endeavor. 

Admission: Otronicon is free for OSC members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and students, and $14.95 for youth (ages 3-11). Click here to purchase tickets.

 

Otronicon Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

 

Science Night Live Featuring Otronicon: Taking place on Saturday, January 19 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., SNL is a 21-and-up event, and requires a separate ticket. Click here to purchase SNL tickets.

 

For more information, please call 407.514.2000 or visit the Otronicon website. 

Discover The Newest Technology Revolutionizing Education at Otronicon

At its core, Otronicon is a hub for education. Whether or not attendees realize it (because of the amount of fun being had) each exhibit, experience, speaker, and workshop is teaching them something new. From inspiring the next NASA engineer to introducing an aspiring artist to all the possible careers in STEAM they can pursue. Otronicon aims to eradicate any potential intimidation that exists when learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math topics in and out of school.  

 

JoAnn Newman, President and CEO of Orlando Science Center remarks, “What happens outside of school is as important as what happens in school, especially when it comes to a student’s interest and success in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.” Otronicon shows all attendees that there is always more to learn and create, inside and outside the classroom.

 

Here’s what you can expect from some of the many education exhibitors during Otronicon, January 18 – 21, 2019! Please note that some of these exhibitors may only be present on select days.

 

Education Exhibitors

  1. Full Sail Labs – Full Sail Labs, designed by Full Sail University, provides an engaging and open learning environment that allows kids and teens the opportunity to transform from content consumers into content creators. Through exploration, creativity, and collaboration, students can unleash their potential in a STEAM-based educational experience.
  1. Microsoft - Experience Microsoft's latest technology by getting immersed with Mixed Reality on Windows 10, meeting the Surface family that brings your ideas to life with powerful tools, and interacting with the world’s most powerful Xbox One consoles. Attendees can also build machines that emulate humans.
  1. USS Haven Star Trek Club - This exhibit includes demonstrations in density, magnetism, and virtual reality. It also includes technical engineering blueprints for starships to create interest in future aviation possibilities. It is the goal of the USS Haven Star Trek Club to inspire children to use their creativity in STEM fields to better the world.
  1. Tech Sassy Girlz - Tech Sassy Girlz will be highlighting computer science projects created by the girls in its program. Attendees will participate in coding activities and have the ability to take part in several hands-on, STEM-related games. Tech Sassy Girlz empowers students to learn computer science.
  1. First Robotics - Local FIRST teams will show off their robots and share what they have learned. The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs.
  2. PHENIX Design Group, Inc. - At the PHENIX Design Group, Inc. exhibit, attendees can experience the Edustation Flight Simulator. This flight simulator is used extensively in schools to promote STEM instruction.

Admission: Otronicon is free for OSC members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and students, and $14.95 for youth (ages 3-11). Click here to purchase tickets.

 

Otronicon Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

 

Science Night Live Featuring Otronicon: Taking place on Saturday, January 19 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., SNL is a 21-and-up event, and requires a separate ticket. Click here to purchase SNL tickets.

 

For more information, please call 407.514.2000 or visit the Otronicon website. 

University of Central Florida brings a Virtual Arboretum and More to Otronicon!

Check out how students and faculty at the University of Central Florida are revolutionizing the technology industry right here in our backyard. Innovators from UCF will be at Otronicon from January 18–21, 2019 to showcase their exciting work.

 

Here's a sneak preview of what you can expect to see from UCF during Otronicon!

 

Interactive Learning for Intergenerational Audiences - Presented by the UCF Institute for Simulation & Training, the E2i Creative Studio brings interactive learning experiences to Otronicon guests to explore how engagement can be stimulated by intuitive technology guided by excellent design. The UCF robotics club will also be providing demonstrations at scheduled times over the weekend where they will bring examples of human-computer interaction (HCI) to hold creative discussions with guests.

 

The Virtual UCF Arboretum Project - Explore a wild and beautiful virtual representation of Central Florida beauty in the Virtual UCF Arboretum. This unique and interactive multimodal visualization of terrain and plant populations offers the opportunity to enjoy and learn more about nature. See a pair of Bald Eagles crying, swooping, and soaring. Find native butterflies, dragonflies, and damsels. See wildflowers in bloom. Click on any of the botanically correct plants to open a world of knowledge!

 

ELLE the EndLess LEarner: Language Learning Videogame - Learn Portuguese from this exciting game in virtual reality (VR) on an Oculus Rift, or play on a laptop or phone (2D, 3D, and AR versions). ELLE the EndLess LEarner is an endless-runner style educational videogame designed to teach players vocabulary words in a foreign language.

 

UCF-Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy - The Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, UCF’s graduate video game development program, will feature a unique mix of games, cinematics, and demo reels at Otronicon 2019. Faculty, students and staff will be available to answer questions about the game and simulation industries as well as what to study in high school and college to become a game developer.

Admission: Otronicon is free for OSC members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and students, and $14.95 for youth (ages 3-11). Click here to purchase tickets.

 

Otronicon Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

 

Science Night Live Featuring Otronicon: Taking place on Saturday, January 19 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., SNL is a 21-and-up event, and requires a separate ticket. Click here to purchase SNL tickets.

 

For more information, please call 407.514.2000 or visit the Otronicon website. 

Otronicon Artists Meld Together Art and Technology

Otronicon to Host 15 Orlando Artists

Gone are the days that technology and art are viewed as two distinct entities. As technology continues to become integral in every aspect of society, it has formed a unique and vital relationship with the arts. From gloves that allow the user to control audiovisual aspects with the flick of a finger to pens that let you draw a bicycle in 3D, technology is revolutionizing how everyday arts are created. And in turn, art drives the development of technology. Your favorite comic book, video game or superhero character, special movie effects and even the designs of local theme park attractions would not be possible without the artists behind them.

 

Sydney Katz, Experience Designer who organizes the installations in Fusion: A STEAM Gallery at Orlando Science Center, remarks at the importance of melding science and art together.

 

"At the Science Center we try to give our guests multiple entry points into science, whether it’s our exhibits, or films, or hands-on experiences. Fusion: A STEAM Gallery is intended to be another great entry point where people can be introduced to science through art. On the other hand, it shows the beauty and creativity in science, and that they can go hand in hand."

 

Orlando Science Center will feature 15 local innovative artists at Otronicon, an interactive tech expo to inspire interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math in the Central Florida community. Future artists and scientists alike will be inspired by the opportunities that arise when these two disciplines are united.

 

Here’s just a few of the artists featured during Otronicon, January 18 – 21, 2019! Please note that some of these exhibitors may only be present on select days.

Artists:

  1. Art by JP - Art by JP offers high quality art prints that are painted digitally using the Adobe Photoshop CC software and a Wacom Cintiq 22HD touch professional drawing tablet. Learn about the art industry, techniques, and processes of working as a digital and graphic artist.
  2. The Art of Danny Haas - Danny Haas is an Orlando based artist that has done work for the Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros Records, Marvel and many galleries around the world.
  3. Art of Patrick A. Towers – Patrick Towers, a local illustrator and designer, has combined his love for drawing with cartoons, comics and movies. He will be presenting a live drawing demonstration, in addition to a wall of artwork.
  4. Art of Barrett Biggers - The art of Barrett Biggers, a digital artist from Orlando, focuses on a variety of styles and subjects including surreal, fantasy, conceptual, nature and pop culture.
  5. Gray’s Artwork - Gray is a comic artist and illustrator. He creates custom digital and traditional artwork of favorite comic-book characters, anime and cartoons.

Admission: Otronicon is free for OSC members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and students, and $14.95 for youth (ages 3-11). Click here to purchase tickets.

 

Otronicon Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

 

Science Night Live Featuring Otronicon: Taking place on Saturday, January 19 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., SNL is a 21-and-up event, and requires a separate ticket. Click here to purchase SNL tickets.

 

For more information, please call 407.514.2000 or visit the Otronicon website. 

Advent Health Brings Surgical Robots and More To Otronicon

Orlando Science Center is pleased to present Advent Health for Children throughout the exciting duration of Otronicon. With groundbreaking equipment that is transforming the healthcare industry, this an opportunity to see and experience innovative technology that is difficult to find anywhere else.

 

Be sure to stop by their welcome table for an Advent Health for Children’s passport including activities to complete for a special prize!

 

Here’s what you can expect from a few other Advent Health exhibitors during Otronicon, January 18 – 21, 2019! Please note that some of these exhibitors may only be present on select days.

 

Advent Health For Children

  1. Globus Excelsius Robotic Navigation - Globus Medical designs cutting-edge technologies that revolutionize surgery and optimize patient care.  Learn about multi-functional robotic navigation, imaging versatility, and unique real-time information in surgical technology.
  2. Mission FIT - For those who want to receive personalized feedback about their health, the Mission: FIT Possible booth features the latest in health and fitness, including the In-Body Machine, Pedometer challenges, FIT Trivia, FIT challenges, and more. Receive personalized information about your muscle mass and basal metabolic rate, exercise your brain with FIT trivia, and jump into action with a step challenge.
  3. Laparoscopic Training Boxes - Build basic to advanced surgical skills for the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery or procedural knowledge.
  4. Mimic - The flexVR™ is a simulator with integrated controllers, foot pedals and a 3D monitor that enables surgeons to learn how to use the surgical robot. It presents life-like training situations. The model being presented is the first robotic console trainer that is compact and portable.
  5. Mazor Robotics – Mazor Robotics Guidance System is transforming spine surgery into a highly-accurate, state-of-the-art procedure that uses mechanical guidance and 3D planning software.

Play to Win with Powder Keg Gaming Competitions at Otronicon

Play, compete, and spectate in an awesome video game tournament! Battle with the best and even win cash prizes!

 

Orlando Science Center and Powder Keg Games will host a series of gaming competitions at Otronicon. All four days, eligible guests can enter for a chance to win cash prizes and be proclaimed champion as they compete in a number of video games. 

 

Competitions have limited seating available and are $5 per participant. Please note that you MUST have a ticket to Otronicon to participate.

 

Purchase your competition reservation online here today to ensure your spot as they can sell out in advance!

 

Orlando Science Center members receive free admission to Otronicon and will receive a separate email with a special link to reserve their competitions. If you do not receive the email, please check your spam folder and then contact oscmembership@osc.org

 

Space is limited, please check on availability in the Clubhouse no later than 15 minutes before competition start time.

 

Please note that controllers are provided by the Orlando Science Center, no outside controllers allowed.

 

Schedule

Friday, January 18, 2019

  • 11:00 a.m. - Super Smash Bros. (1 v 1, 32 cap WiiU)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Dragonball FighterZ (1 v 1, 32 cap, PS4)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1, 32 cap Nintendo Switch)

Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • 11:00 a.m. - Super Smash Bros. (1 v 1, 32 cap WiiU)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (FFA, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1, 32 cap Nintendo Switch)

Sunday, January 20, 2019

  • 11:00 a.m. - Super Smash Bros. (1 v 1, 32 cap WiiU)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1, 32 cap Nintendo Switch)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (FFA, 32 cap Nintendo Switch)

Monday, January 21, 2019

  • 11:00 a.m. - Super Smash Bros. (1 v 1, 32 cap WiiU)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1, 32 cap Nintendo Switch)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (FFA, 32 cap Nintendo Switch)

Become A Member For Free Otronicon Admission!

Orlando Science Center members receive FREE entry to Otronicon! If you plan on attending the Powder Keg Gaming Competitions all four days of Otronicon, it might pay to become a member. You'll receive complimentary parking as well if space is still available in the Orlando Science Center garage!

 

Buy a membership online today here.

 

For discounted College Level memberships, you must purchase them in person and present your active student ID. If you'd like to reserve your competition space online in advance, please visit the Science Center prior to Otronicon during normal business hours and a Guest Services Representative will be able to assist you. 

 

Waiver

A completed waiver is required to enter any gaming competition. Please download the waiver by clicking here.

 

Rules

  1. Admission to the Orlando Science Center is required for all competitions.
  2. Registration is required for all competitions. This is done on-site at the Orlando Science Center.
  3. Players may enter multiple events.
  4. Gaming consent forms are required for all competitions if under the age of 17. Players may need to verify proof of age over 17. Under 18 players will need a parent present or a signed Gaming Consent Form at the event; this includes Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
  5. You must be registered for your competition no later than 15 minutes before competition start time, but be aware that competitions many times reach their max capacity before this deadline.
  6. Each competition is $5.00 to compete per person, per game.
  7. Players must use only the controllers provided by Orlando Science Center. No outside controllers are allowed, and may be confiscated.
  8. Competition is greatly encouraged, but excessive taunting or threatening will not be tolerated
  9. Games started only with official PKG staff (Ref's) permission.
  10. Players will not tamper, unplug, or touch any of PKG's equipment without permission.
  11. No pausing of any game. No intentional glitching. No disrespecting fellow players/staff members.
  12. Intentional cheating will result in expulsion from the tournament.
  13. All decisions made by Orlando Science Center or Powder Keg Games are Final, and not subject to appeal.
  14. Suspected cheating or foul play must be immediately reported to PKG staff (Ref).
  15. Accumulating 3 warnings will result in expulsion from tournament, and possibly the premises.
  16. Prizes and competition details subject to change without notice.

Admission: Otronicon is free for OSC members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and students, and $14.95 for youth (ages 3-11). Click here to purchase tickets.

 

Otronicon Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

 

Science Night Live Featuring Otronicon: Taking place on Saturday, January 19 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., SNL is a 21-and-up event, and requires a separate ticket. Click here to purchase SNL tickets.

 

For more information, please call 407.514.2000 or visit the Otronicon website. 

From Drones To Catapults: Learn from Professionals At Otronicon Workshops

Otronicon is more than a time to experience what others have created—it’s a place where everyone can create something of their own. Through a variety of workshops, learn from professionals in a wide array of industries on how to create anything from works of art to home security systems. This is an invaluable opportunity to develop unique skills and learn more about the technology that is shaping the world around us.

 

Each day will offer a plethora of workshops to appeal to an assortment of interests. Budding artists can create objects with a 3D pen. Gamers will be delighted by making a simple local multiplayer game with other attendees. Drone aficionados can challenge themselves to fly an unmanned aerial system through an obstacle course. There’s something for everyone to learn and enjoy!

 

Please note: Workshop registration is available in the Club House on Level 1. Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis so please sign up upon arriving at Otronicon to guarantee your spot. Once you are registered we ask that you report to the Club House at least 15 minutes prior to your workshop time to be escorted to the classrooms.

 

Below is just a small "byte" of what you can look forward to experiencing during Otronicon, January 18 – 21, 2019! Click here for more workshop dates and times.

 

Workshops

  1. Maps, Apps, and Drones with UCF – Come learn about maps, apps and use these cool science technology tools on site. Engage in an interactive assembly and participate in hands-on learning activities that may include: mapping apps, creating crowd-sourced data, flying mini-drones, augmented reality sandbox, VR goggle drone flights around the world, and more.
  1. Catapult Challenge – This workshop is a hands-on design challenge where participants will brainstorm, design, build, test, and evaluate catapults of their own making. Along the way, participants can also expect to learn the history of and explore the science behind catapults. The designs will be tested on their accuracy, power, and ability to take down a tower.
  2. Code a Home Security Camera with Raspberry Pi – Feeling safe is a basic human need. Coding and creating a home security camera and app can be the first line of defense. Create a security system in this workshop with TechPays™.
  1. The Sky is Not the Limit, Rise of Unmanned Aerial Systems – Learn about the fast paced technology of UAS and how to become involved as a commercial UAS operator. Through a hands-on indoor flight session, students will learn to manually fly a UAS and program it to autonomously navigate an obstacle course.

Admission: Otronicon is free for OSC members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and students, and $14.95 for youth (ages 3-11). Click here to purchase tickets.

 

Otronicon Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

 

Science Night Live Featuring Otronicon: Taking place on Saturday, January 19 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., SNL is a 21-and-up event, and requires a separate ticket. Click here to purchase SNL tickets.

 

For more information, please call 407.514.2000 or visit the Otronicon website. 

Otronicon Floor Talks Feature Engineers, Psychologists and More Industry Professional Speakers

At Otronicon, you can learn directly from fascinating speakers, including industry leaders, visionaries, professors, and more. Get insight into how technology developed in the Orlando area is changing the world. From revolutionizing education to creating the latest groundbreaking entertainment, these speakers have done it all. For the future trailblazers out there, this is an invaluable opportunity to get advice from experts in technology and engineering about how to snag that coveted dream job.

 

Every day offers new speakers and unique learning experiences. With four unique presentations a day, there is something to captivate and interest everyone who walks through the doors. For those who would prefer to experience the speeches in Spanish, there will be a few Spanish sessions offered as well. All speakers will be presenting at the Discovery Stage on Level 4.

 

Here’s what you can expect from some of the speakers during Otronicon, January 18 – 21, 2019! Please note that these speakers are only presenting on select days.

 

Please click here for the Otronicon speaker schedule. Please note that times are subject to change. 

 

Speakers

 

Jaime Magnetico: Learning Newborn Care with Super Baby 

Friday, January 19 at 1:00 p.m. 

Learn how Respiratory Care students at Seminole State College get hands-on experience with simulators to prepare them for working with real patients. The baby simulator has advanced technology that allows students to learn how to properly assess a newborn and treat them appropriately.

 

Michael Uleskie: The Sky is Not the Limit. Rise of Unmanned Aerial Systems 

Saturday, January 19 at 1:00 p.m. 

Unmanned aerial systems are not an evolution of aviation, but a revolution in the way we fly. Learn from the Chief Public Safety Instructor of DartDrones about the growth of the unmanned aerial systems industry, aircraft design and developments, regulation and certification requirements, and discussion on real world uses in various industries.

 

Jovanny Fuentes: Developing Key Skills to Build and Engineering Career 

Sunday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m. 

Learn directly from a Lockheed Martin professional about what is valuable to teams in the engineering industry beyond the core academic requirements, how these skills can be discovered and developed, and how to leverage these to begin a new role or career in engineering. Presentation to be delivered in English and Spanish.

 

Lori Huertas: The Psychology of a Tech Personality

Sunday, January 20 at 1:00 p.m.

The theory behind The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator, a self-report questionnaire designed to indicate psychological preferences, is to show how people perceive the world and make decisions. Learn from a STEM professional from Florida Polytechnic University how not only can knowing your own personality type help you understand your own behaviors, it can provide you with insight into finding a career that best aligns with your preferences.

 

Pat Camilo: Getting Your Path To Success 

Monday, January 21 at 2:00 p.m. 

Spanish version to follow at 2:30 p.m. 

 A short story of Pat Camilo's journal getting into the engineering field. As a Latino, Pat will describe the multiple paths he went down before getting into Lockheed Martin. Pat will showcase the different resources available from technical education to college and how companies in Central Florida are working on different programs to support STEM Education. *This talk will also be presented in Spanish. 

 

For a full speaker schedule please follow the button below. 

Admission: Otronicon is free for OSC members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and students, and $14.95 for youth (ages 3-11). Click here to purchase tickets.

 

Otronicon Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

 

Science Night Live Featuring Otronicon: Taking place on Saturday, January 19 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., SNL is a 21-and-up event, and requires a separate ticket. Click here to purchase SNL tickets.

 

For more information, please call 407.514.2000 or visit the Otronicon website. 

Performances Bring Tech to Life at Otronicon

Otronicon Live Shows Will Make Your Hair Stand Straight Up!

Prepare to be mesmerized by dazzling live shows and events occurring throughout the entire weekend of Otronicon! In addition to the dozens of exhibitors with cutting-edge technology to experience, Orlando Science Center will be hosting spectacles like none other. Discover technology that boggles the senses and learn directly from one of the most influential leaders in the gaming industry today.

 

Viscerality, presented by artist Synthestruct, is an exploration of cutting-edge methods for creating visual spaces and soundscapes for real-time interactive performance. Using the sensor-enabled Mi.Mu Gloves, the artist can completely step away from the computer and conduct an extraordinary display of audio and visuals just through the movement of her hands. This personalized performance guarantees a unique and thrilling experience at every single show.

 

At the Tesla Coil Show*, discover how a Tesla coil can be transformed into a musical instrument. Invented by Nicola Tesla in 1891, the Tesla coil revolutionized the status quo of electricity generation put forth by Thomas Edison. This live show explores the science of electricity and celebrates the innovative mind of Nikola Tesla and his Tesla coil.  Explore the different types of electricity and delve into the history of the “current wars” between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison.  You won’t want to miss this electrifying experience!

 

*Please note that this presentation contains loud noises and flashing lights. This may not be suitable for all audiences.

 

Gain invaluable insight from Otronicon Keynote Speaker,  Kate Edwards, in her presentation, “Don't Just Play Games – Create Them!” on Saturday, January 19.  Get behind the scenes of making games and learn how you can become part of the future of game creation from one of the most influential leaders in the gaming industry. Edwards has been named one of Fortune Magazine’s “10 most powerful women in gaming” and has consulted on many projects for leading companies such as BioWare, Ubisoft, LEGO, and Facebook. After her presentation, engage in a Q&A session to learn personally from this visionary.

 

Schedule of Events

Catch Viscerality four times a day, each day of Otronicon! RSVP to our Facebook event here for updates. 

 

The Tesla Coil Show will be presented throughout Otronicon, except Saturday, January 19. Attendees of adults-only Science Night Live will be able to experience the show that evening but will need a separate ticket for that event.

 

Kate Edwards will present at 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19.

 

For a more detailed event schedule, please click here.

Admission: Otronicon is free for OSC members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and students, and $14.95 for youth (ages 3-11). Click here to purchase tickets.

 

Otronicon Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

 

Science Night Live Featuring Otronicon: Taking place on Saturday, January 19 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., SNL is a 21-and-up event, and requires a separate ticket. Click here to purchase SNL tickets.

 

For more information, please call 407.514.2000 or visit the Otronicon website.