Virtual Technology Museum Visit:The Tech Museum of InnovationGroup 1:Adel Al Rashed, Muayad Alkhadrawi, HussainAlmahasnah, Rebecca Chafee, Ashley Gartz,Carey Hartman, Tracy Krumnow, Jennifer Pisano,and Katherine Seel
What is the Tech Museum of Innovation?• A non-profit technology and science museum located in San Jose, CA, that prides themselves with being hands on• The museum’s mission is to inspire everyone to be an innovator• This is accomplished through the museum’s many exhibits and resources which will be discussed later on
Top 10 must see sites• Tech Awards• IMAX• Family Math and Engineering• Festivals• Lecture Series• Tech Challenge 2012• Mythbusters Exhibit• After Hours• Stanford at the Tech• Science Workshops
Tech Awards – November 15, 2012• A signature, international program of the • Award Categories include: Tech Museum ▫ Environment• This award honors innovators from ▫ Education around the world who are applying ▫ Young Innovator technology to benefit humanity ▫ Health• The program honors individuals, non- ▫ Economic Development profit organizations and for-profit ▫ Sustainable Energy companies who either created a new invention or an innovative use of an existing technology 2011 Tech Award laureates• To be considered as a Tech Award laureate, applicants must fill out an online application• The Tech Award has 5 criteria categories that the technology/invention has to meet in order to be eligible• Each year, The Tech Awards Gala is held; where over 1400 innovators in the technology industry gather to celebrate• This years Gala will be held on November 15, 2012
IMAX: See More - Hear More - Feel More• Officially called The Hackworth IMAX Dome theatre• Most powerful movie experience in the whole world• Located in the Dome of the Museum• Dome is 82 feet in Diameter and 9000 square feet in area that helps to boost the experience• 13,000 watts of wrapped digital music inside the theatre that provides the best audio experience in the whole world• Architectural construction inside the theatre is fantastic• Ultimate place to enjoy the best experience of watching a movie• Is currently being remodeled until mid October
Family Math and Engineering• Building S.T.E.M. skills together ▫ Science ▫ Technology ▫ Engineering ▫ Mathematics• Program offered to: ▫ English and Spanish speaking families with Learn more about this program at: school aged children http://youtube/EumXtMWxlzM Program format is bilingual (English and Spanish)• Length of program ▫ Course is 6 weeks of Saturdays for two hours
Festivals VivaFest! @ The Tech▫ Mexican Heritage Corporation presents a family oriented festival centered on films but also showcasing music, arts and educational events. Mexican music and dance workshops will also be available. The showings will take place at the IMAX. The films will be Latino themed and produced.▫ Films start at 7pm and are happening from September 8th- 30th▫ Features 20th anniversary presentation of “Like Water for Chocolate” “2012: the Maya Calendar Revealed”▫ Pricing: $8-$20 per show
Festivals ZERO1▫ The biennial celebration of contemporary art and technology that takes place from September 12th to December 8th. There is an art street crawl that will transform the city streets with artists, dancers, and engineers. There will also be several artists talks and events to meet with artists.▫ More than 100 exhibitions, performances, art projects and panels▫ Special reveal of The Tech Silicon Innovation Gallery will happen at this event!
Festivals Bay Area Science Festival 2012▫ This festival showcases innovative work in science and technology in the Bay Area. It is designed to let the public learn about science, technology and engineering. Several Events are taking place from October 27th to November 4th. Most events are FREE!▫ Events range from Tech Lab demonstrations to flight innovation to learning about local scientists to playing with robots. There are activities for all ages- including a 21 and up Day of the Dead event.
Lecture Seriesdesigned to educate and explore all areas of science and technology• “Calculus: The Big Deal- Is It a Big • Is Mathematics More Art than Deal?” Science? ▫ Dr. Keith Devlin ▫ Dr. Keith Devlin and Dr. ▫ Sunday, November 18, 2012 @ Alejandro Garcia 2pm ▫ Sunday, December 16, 2012 ▫ $10/$5 for members Tickets @2pm ▫ Topic: The what, why and how ▫ $10/$5 for members Tickets on one of humanity’s greatest ▫ Topic: A look at both sides of this invention. question from two brilliant ▫ Background on Keith Devlin: minds. Executive Director of Stanford ▫ Background on Dr. Alejandro University’s H-STAR (Human Garcia: Sciences and Technologies Professor of Physics at San Jose Advanced Research institute) State Co-founder of Stanford Media X Research Scientist research network Lectures often about Principles in Senior Researcher at CSLI (Center Physics for the Study of Language and Information)
• Annual team event for students grades 5 – 12. Teams of two to six students learn and build science and engineering skills while trying to solve real world scenarios Tech Challenge 2012 –• Students must build a device out of ordinary items (found around the home or class room) that will Asteroids Rock! transport cargo across a ravine and drop loads on multiple locations on the rig• Students will be judged on many criteria ▫ Completion of task within allotted time ▫ Performance of device ▫ Process tracking (journal) ▫ Style and design ▫ Presentation to judges ▫ Team work•• Mission training, The Tech holds additional clinics to help along the way ▫ Info clinics – to lean the mission and what is expected ▫ Team Workshops – students can learn additional techniques to assist in their build ▫ Advisor Training – for the team advisor to assist student with development and support ▫ Test Trials – open time to test transport device on the actual rig used in completion ▫ Judges Training – judges learn about the judging process
Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition• The exhibit runs from October 13-January 6• You use the scientific method of observation, measurement and testing• The exhibit is family-friendly for all ages interested in science and how things work• This is a hands-on learning environment where you can test theories and hypothesis• Explore authentic props and gadgets straight from the MythBusters set!
After Hours Program• Get together for adults above 21 years old• Hosted every month in order to make the public share their thoughts with one another• Various activities are conducted like games and dance with live music• Food with limited menu is served• Birthday parties are hosted for all to celebrate at the museum• Very good experience for all to learn and enjoy at the same time
Stanford at the Tech• Supported by Stanford School of medicine• Main objective is to provide information on Genetics• Public can learn as much as information regarding their genes• Public can learn on various disease spread through Hereditary ways• Medication information on various disease are given• Very useful to learn about our history of genetics
Science Workshops• Science workshop related to STEM• Related to the latest technology going on in today’s world• Content of workshop changes 2-3 times a year• This year is about flights• The mechanism of flights are a point of interest