Science from Scientists and Murata Launch The SpectacuLAB at Walt Disney World Resort
Award-winning non-profit brings real scientists to Disney to explore the magic behind
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with children of all ages
BEDFORD, Mass. – November 13, 2017 – Science from Scientists, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching and inspiring children to solve real-world problems by improving literacy in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), announced the opening of The SpectacuLAB in the Epcot Innoventions Pavilion, located at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida. Designed in collaboration with leading electronic components manufacturer, Murata and Disney Parks Live Entertainment, The SpectacuLAB is an all-new experience featuring live demonstrations that bring to life the wonders of science and innovation in an amusing and engaging way.
Science from Scientists’ programs bring real-live scientists into classrooms across the nation to lead lab-based lessons that are known to be exciting, hands-on and metrics-based. The SpectacuLAB will bring this unique and engaging learning experience to life by featuring entertaining, interactive experiments designed to build enthusiasm for STEM-related topics.
“We developed Science from Scientists to create excitement around science, and what better way to connect with kids than to offer these lessons at Walt Disney World where there is such a sense of wonder and hope for the future,” said Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle, founder and Executive Director of Science from Scientists. “We are thankful to be teaming up with Disney and Murata to help extend the reach of our organization, advance our mission of STEM awareness and inspire more children and families through The SpectacuLAB experience.”
Murata’s mission is to create innovative electronic components and modules that advance everything from smart phones to smart cities, to gaming systems and healthcare solutions by constantly enhancing technologies and applying scientific principles. Leveraging its technological expertise, Murata worked closely with Science from Scientists to develop experiments that will allow guests to explore and understand how science enables their technologies to work in our everyday lives.
“The SpectacuLAB will spark the intellectual curiosity of children and adults alike,” said Tsuneo Murata, President of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. “We are excited to share this with guests at Disney.”
The SpectacuLAB will be open during Epcot park hours. For additional details about the show, please visit https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/10/just-announced-the-spectaculab-interactive-show-set-to-debut-at-epcot-in-november/
For more information about Science from Scientists, visit: www.sciencefromscientists.org
About Science from Scientists
A Boston based National non-profit, Science from Scientists believes that by harnessing the passion of real-world scientists to teach state and national framework-compliant, hands-on, lab-based lessons in the classroom, we can build STEM talent in a cost-effective fashion with measurable results and meaningful impact. Science from Scientists’ mission is to teach and inspire the next generation to identify and solve real-world problems by improving STEM literacy. The company sends real, charismatic scientists into classrooms and real-world settings to teach engaging lessons to ensure our youth is STEM literate.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components and solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata’s website at www.murata.com.
About Walt Disney World Resort
Walt Disney World Resort is a contiguous, nearly 40-square-mile, world-class entertainment and recreation destination featuring four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom); two water adventure parks (Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon); 38 resort hotels (28 owned and operated by Walt Disney World, includes ten Disney Vacation Club resort properties); 63 holes of golf on four courses; two full-service spas; Disney’s Wedding Pavilion; ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex; and Disney Springs, an entertainment-shopping-dining district. Walt Disney World Resort is also included in vacation packages of Disney Cruise Line. Located at Lake Buena Vista, Fla., 20 miles southwest of Orlando, Walt Disney World Resort opened Oct. 1, 1971. Open daily, year-round. For information on attractions and vacations at Walt Disney World Resort, visit disneyworld.com, call (407) W-DISNEY or contact local travel agents.