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Tech Giants Unite at Cape Fear Museum for Experience STEM-ILM

Posted February 25, 2019 at 1:44 pm     Category: NewsMuseum

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum is inviting the community to Experience STEM-ILM, an evening to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. The event will celebrate STEM partnerships in the Wilmington area and feature hands-on Science Salon experiences, a specialty cocktail, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. Unique experiences include:

  • Explore health through virtual reality with the NHRMC Innovation Team
  • Artificial intelligence learning with nCino
  • Cyber currency with tekMountain
  • Corning’s fiber optics process modeled through candy
  • Facial recognition and augmented reality sandbox from Lapetus Solutions
  • GE Nuclear Power Plant PRISM mock-up
  • MarineQuest underwater remotely operated vehicle demonstration
  • Wired Wizards student robot team
  • Meet Astronaut Lawrence J. DeLuca
  • Tesla Model X
  • And more!

Skytown Brewing will be on hand to discuss the science of smoking BBQ and brewing, as well as sample sliders and local craft beer. Pine Valley Market will be catering with fun, STEM-themed hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails. Live entertainment will be provided by the School Boys band and the Dance Element of Wilmington. Tickets are $20 for Museum Members and $25 for Non-Members and may be purchased online at http://bit.ly/STEM-ILMtickets.

Event proceeds will bring educational and inspirational STEM programming to more students and families throughout the Lower Cape Fear Region. Recognizing that 80% of jobs created in the next decade will require math and science skills, Museum education programs are designed to spark curiosity and build enthusiasm for learning, increase familiarity with scientific settings and promote ease of family science discussions.

“Committed to community service and inspiring the next generation through technology and education, nCino is proud to be a part of this local STEM initiative,” said Emily Bogan, director of product management at nCino and Cape Fear Museum Associates board member. “This event is a great way to engage our community and we hope everyone comes out to experience the fun.”

Museum fundraising efforts are governed by Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. (CFMA), a nonprofit 501(c)(3). CFMA’s purpose is to solicit and receive contributions and donations for the Museum. CFMA ensures the success of the Museum through fundraising, grant writing, programs, membership and promoting the Museum’s mission throughout the community.

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, 814 Market Street, is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. General admission will be FREE until further notice. Standard admission prices are $8 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military with valid ID; $5 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under and for museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information: www.capefearmuseum.com.

News Release Contact: Barbi Baker, bbaker@nhcgov.com, 910-798-4367

814 Market Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-4370 • Fax 910-798-4382