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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.