Da Vinci Science Center
Open for ExSCIting Possibilities The Da Vinci Science Center (DSC) is a national award-winning nonprofit organization that has brought science to life and lives to science since 1992. The Center’s hands-on exhibits, programs, and partnership efforts present the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to kids informally, playfully, and in ways that relate to their popular interests. These active and engaging experiences awaken interest, promote fundamental skills, and inspire students to consider exciting STEM careers that meet growing industry demands.
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The Da Vinci Science Center will be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 4, for exhibit removal. The Science Center will reopen for regular hours at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5.
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Karen Knecht, our director of education, was interviewed by Mike and Steph on B104 this morning. She talked about the fun, hands-on science clubs we are offering this fall, including STEAM Club, Young Inventors: Idea Lab, Mack Manufacturing School, and FIRST® LEGO® robotics team. We're holding an open house/info session for the robotics team this Sunday, Aug. 25 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Come out to learn about the program, meet our coaches, tinker with our LEGO® robotics kits, and register for the team.
Boys & Girls Club of Easton
We had a great time bringing science to life this month with the Boys & Girls Club of Easton!
This summer, our STEM Summer Learning program helped prevent the "summer slide" for dozens of students across the Lehigh Valley thanks to support from our friends at PPL Foundation. PPL Electric Utilities PPL Corporation
We’re having a great time at Lehigh Valley Pride!! We’ll be here until 6 p.m. building KEVA structures. Come visit us! #lvpride #prideinsteam
Construction Corner Opening Weekend
Today, the Science Center officially opened it's newest exhibit, Construction Corner: Dig This! The interactive experience is modeled after a real backhoe digger, and allows visitors to see what it's like to be a “heavy equipment” operator. The exhibit is sponsored by the Schyler H. Kemps Foundation to honor Schyler’s memory and his passion for operating heavy equipment. At a ceremony this morning, Schyler's parents Jenny and John Kemps took part in the ribbon cutting. The Kemps' grandchildren were the first visitors to try out the exhibit, and they had a lot of fun.
Firth Youth Center
Former Springhouse Middle Schooler Vidhyasai Annem has received a U.S. Patent. Vidhyasai participated in the Science Center’s Inventors Lab program at the age of 12 in the 2013-14 school year. She invented a hairbrush that collects loose hair before it falls onto the sink or bathroom floor. More than 240 students have developed ideas in the program, and now, students have been awarded six U.S. Patents and two have additional patent ideas under review. Vidhya is the fifth student to have earned a full patent. Learn more: http://bit.ly/31ogMNm
Which circuit breaker controls that light switch? Emmaus boy, 14, gets U.S. patent to help.
Our latest patent winner, Hayden Schmidt, was featured in the Morning Call!
Science Social Club: Pride in STEAM - Da Vinci Science Center
Ticket prices for Pride in STEAM are now only $10.00 each! Receive eight 4 oz. pours of beer from Weyerbacher Brewing, experience live performances from the reigning King and Queen of Lehigh Valley Pride, Bryce and Princess, explore virtual reality, and listen to Monique McCants share her story of being LGBT in a STEAM profession! Plus so much more! Tickets available at https://bit.ly/2JlYkPg.
Hayden Schmidt, of Emmaus, Pa., has earned a U.S. Patent. With the help of pro bono legal and engineering assistance through the Science Center's Inventors Lab, Hayden invented an electronic circuit breaker identification system. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3127TsK