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Video: Connecticut Science Center Exhibit Gets Second Wind

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Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   5/13/2014 11:13:01 AM
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I enjoyed writing this because it's always nice to see companies do something not just for financial gain but to actually improve the community they live in and encourage future generations. The work of ebm-papst here is admirable; kudos to the company's CEO for volunteering time, resources and ingenuity to improve something that could spur interest in engineering among kids. And the exhibit seems really cool, too.

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naperlou   5/13/2014 11:42:07 AM
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Elizabeth, good point.  Getting young people interested in engineering, science and math in this country is important.  We have a children's science museum in our town and the number of kids interested in the STEM fields is very high.  I think this has an effect.  I also like the sailboat idea (I've always liked sailboats).

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Cadman-LT   5/13/2014 4:11:10 PM
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I agree Elizabeth. You up for a sail?!...lol

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arielsoft   5/13/2014 4:17:47 PM
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Cadman-LT   5/13/2014 5:28:22 PM
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Be fun!...lol jj

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Elizabeth M   5/14/2014 4:56:52 AM
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Yes, I remember going to science centers in different cities that I've lived (Philadelphia's Franklin Institute, for example, is amazing) and thinking how great they are for kids. But also as an adult I was quite fascinated myself by some of the exhibits. It's a really good way to ignite the imagination in general but yes, especially of young people who might be considering science as a career.

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Elizabeth M   5/14/2014 4:58:55 AM
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Yes, Cadman-LT! I am lucky to live by the sea and used to live in a town where sailing is quite popular--I have many friends who are sailors. I've only gone a few times myself but it is quite fun, especially when there's a good wind! I've even participated in a little regatta with other boats and learned how to perform crew tasks. Very exciting!

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Cabe Atwell   5/17/2014 3:30:43 AM
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Ha, that's great! It reminds me of Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, which has a bunch of interactive displays like that. Kids will not only have a blast but they get to learn about physics as well.

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bobjengr   5/17/2014 11:55:53 AM
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We have in our town a "Discovery Museum" whth exhibits suitable for children as young as three years old.  The most popular exhibit, by far, deals with ocean currents and how those currents can float an object from point "A" to point "B".  It's really fascinating.  I think our two grandsons hold the record for the most hours spent in the facility in one day.  One saturday, I took them for a visit around 10:00 in the morning.  We left at 2:30 that afternoon.  So much to see and there are traveling exibits that come and go.  Connecticut deserves a great deal of credit for the reonvation and certainly the upkeep of the facility.  This is one of the best methods to interest students in all of the possibilities realtive to the engineering profession.  Great post Elizbeth.

 





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Elizabeth M   5/19/2014 5:21:38 AM
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Yeah, these museums--which I think probably every major city has--are such a great chance for kids to learn...and adults, too! I am not so scientifically minded, so it fascinates me, too, to learn how things work sometimes.

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