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LEGOLAND Florida’s Imagination Zone has installed a 30-killowatt solar panel array and opened a solar power exhibit featuring an interactive 6-foot LEGO Earth model. The new LEGO Earth exhibit demonstrates how solar technology works and allows visitors to manipulate the panels to understand how they generate solar electricity. The solar energy generated on the rooftop powers an interactive exhibit inside of the Imagination Zone where guests can interact with model communities made out of LEGOs.

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NASA has selected the winners of its 2014 educational “REEL Science Communications” video contest. The contest was intended to engage high school students to produce a video communicating one of the following science concepts: water within the Earth system, how ice changes impact climate, and the effects of wildfires on air quality. Students had to use NASA resources such as audio clips, animations, visualizations or satellite images to create their video. Winners have the opportunity to work with NASA scientists and communication experts in July to produce an Earth Science feature video. Winning submissions can be seen on the REEL Science page here.

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The Adler is hosting four Hack Day events in 2014 to connect science and technology communities in the city and reach youth with inspirational, hands-on science experiences. The first two events were held in April and the other days will be held at the end of May (Civic Hack Day) and in November (Girls Do Hack). Hack Days are designed for two main audiences: STEM professionals who are excited by technology and a curious and motivated youth audience.

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Opening on June 14, the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion, a three-story expansion of The Franklin Institute will become home to the Your Brain exhibit, as well as a traveling exhibition gallery, a state-of-the-art conference center, and a new education center. Your Brain will feature over 70 interactive experiences and will be the largest permanent exhibit in the country dedicated to the most complex and misunderstood vital organ in our bodies. The highly-advanced Education Center is aimed to increase The Franklin Institute’s educational landscape regionally, nationally, and internationally by allowing the Institute to develop and grow its distance learning capabilities, providing virtual and interactive STEM learning experiences to students and teachers around the world.

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On January 9, more than 20 new Student Spaceflight Experiment Program research studies departed for the International Space Station. The finding from these research studies, designed by students between fifth grade and college, will be presented at the 2014 Spaceflight Experiment Program conference in July at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Projects include looking at the effects certain bacteria have in microgravity, whether spiders could hatch viable offspring in space, and whether the mold-killing properties of hydrogen peroxide also work in space.

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On November 9, Adler hosted “Girls Do Hack,” a one-day event dedicated to inspiring young women to pursue science careers. The event immersed 48 young women, ages 14 to 18, from Chicago Public Schools in activities that highlighted skills needed for STEM professions. The students were paired with STEM professionals, taking part in workshops that included developing mobile phone apps, robotics, exo-planet detection and more.